A study to assess the level of knowledge regarding patient’s rights among nursing personnels
Padmapriya D, Suganthi S, Kalabarathi S, Minolin Babu T
Background: Health care professionals such as physicians, health assistants, and most importantly nurses are constantly in contact with patients, since nurses stay with the patient at all times to give care. To ensure the highest quality of care, healthcare nurses need not only be knowledgeable about illness but also aware of human rights violations and patient maltreatment that may occur in the hospital while delivering care.
Purpose: The purpose of current study was to assess the level of existing knowledge regarding patient’s rights among Staff nurses and to determine the association between the levels of existing knowledge regarding patient’s rights among Staff nurses with their selected demographic variables.
Materials and Methods: A Quantitative approach with descriptive research design was adopted for the current study, 60 staff nurses were recruited by using Simple Random sampling technique. A self- structured questionnaire was used to collect the demographic data and the knowledge about Patients’ Rights, The data was summarized, processed with descriptive and non- parametric statistics.
Results: The outcome of study results reported that 49 (81.67%) had excellent knowledge regarding patients’ rights among nurses and 11(18.33%) had good knowledge. The Demographic variables working units had shown statistically significant association with level of knowledge regarding patients’ rights among nurses at p<0.05 level.
Conclusion: The end results concluded that, majority of the staff nurses 81.67% had excellent knowledge and 18.33% had good knowledge on patients’ rights.
Padmapriya D, Suganthi S, Kalabarathi S, Minolin Babu T. A study to assess the level of knowledge regarding patient’s rights among nursing personnels. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2023;6(1):38-41. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2023.v6.i1.A.298