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Perspectives of Patients and Nurses on Caring Behaviors of Nurses
Mohammad Esmaiel Hajinezhad,Parviz Azodi,Forough Rafii,Nader Ramezanian
Hayat Journal of Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery , 2011,
Abstract: Background & Aim: Although caring is a complex concept with various definitions, there are no agreement on the exact meaning among researchers. The aim of this study was to compare caring behaviors of nurses from patients' and nurses' perspectives. Methods & Materials: The study was conducted among 150 patients hospitalized in Boushehr hospitals and 50 nurses caring for them. Data were collected using quota sampling method via Caring Behaviors Inventory (CBI). Results: Findings showed that there were significant differences between patients' and nurses' perspectives on the subscales of the instrument including assurance of human presence and attentiveness to others' experiences. Moreover, there was significant difference in total scale of caring behaviors of nurses between patients and nurses (t=2.559, P=0.011). Conclusion: Nurses believed that they provide care for patients without making estimations of their expectations. It seems that nurses should attend to standard care to fill the gap
Experiences of family members caring for tuberculosis patients at home at Vhembe district of the Limpopo Province  [cached]
Joyce T. Sukumani,Rachel T. Lebese,Lunic B. Khoza,Patrone R. Risenga
Curationis , 2012, DOI: 10.4102/curationis.v35i1.54
Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease which enters the body by inhalation and usually affects the lungs. TB is ranked amongst the leading infectious diseases worldwide, and in South Africa (SA) it has become an epidemic, because of its high prevalence. There are multiple factors that were found to attribute to the existence and spread of this disease. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe experiences of family members caring for TB patients at home, in the Vhembe District of the Limpopo Province. The study was qualitative, explorative, descriptive, phenomenological and contextual in nature. The population group selected for the study all comprised of family members caring for tuberculosis patients at home in Tshifulanani village. A purposive sampling method was applied in the study. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews guided by three questions. Tech’s eight steps of data analysis were followed. Measures to ensure trustworthiness and ethical issues were observed. The results of the study revealed that family members experienced difficulties when they care for TB patients at home. These difficulties included providing food, attending to hygiene needs, the lack of equipment, financial constraints as well as physical and psychological exhaustion. Recommendations were made concerning the provision food, attending to hygiene needs, assisting in the administration of medication, nursing practice and policy making. How to cite this article: Sukumani, J.T., Lebese, RT., Khoza, L.B. & Risenga, P.R., 2012, ‘Experiences of family members caring for tuberculosis patients at home at Vhembe district of the Limpopo Province’,Curationis 35(1), Art. #54,8 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v35i1.54
Perceptions regarding the clinical accompaniment of student nurses in the Limpopo Province  [cached]
Esther M Lekhuleni,Dirk M van der Wal,Valerie Ehlers
Health SA Gesondheid , 2004, DOI: 10.4102/hsag.v9i3.168
Abstract: A quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional survey was carried out in the Limpopo Province to identify the perceptions of student nurses, nurse educators and unit supervisors concerning student nurses’ clinical accompaniment in this province. Opsomming ‘n Kwantitatiewe, beskrywende, deursnitopname is gebruik om die persepsies van verpleegstudente, verpleegopvoedkundiges en eenheidstoesighouers oor verpleegstudente se kliniese begeleiding in the Limpopo Provinsie te identifiseer. *Please note: This is a reduced version of the abstract. Please refer to PDF for full text.
Caring at the end of life: Iranian nurses’ view and experiences  [cached]
Sedigheh Iranmanesh
Journal of Nursing Education and Practice , 2012, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v2n2p9
Abstract: Nurses play a principal role in the caring for dying persons and their families. The nurses’ working organization and socialcontext may influence formation of their values and beliefs towards death and dying as well as their approach to thepersons who are dying. This study thus conducted to examine nurses’ view and describe their experiences regarding end oflife care. A mixed method research was conducted to describe Iranian nurses’ attitudes as well as their experiences in thefield of end of life care. FATCOD questionnaire was used to examine 55 oncology nurses’ attitudes towards caring fordying persons. Of these, 23 participated in qualitative part of study. In depth individual, audio-taped interviews wereconducted. A latent content analysis approach also was used to explore nurses’ experiences of caring for dying persons.The results showed a moderate positive attitude towards giving care to the people who are dying among the participants.They had no tendency to accept patients and their families as in charge decision makers or involve them in the care.Qualitative findings revealed two themes including: rewarding and disappointing experiences. The lack of palliative careunits and its education as well as some cultural and professional limitations may have contributed to the formation ofbarriers and negative attitude towards some aspects of the care among nurses working with dying people in the Iraniancontext. Therefore, establishment of palliative care unit, incorporation of palliative care into undergraduate nursingstudies, and cultural preparation through public education can improve quality of care at the end of life.
Caring for people at the end of life: Iranian oncology nurses′ experiences  [cached]
Iranmanesh Sedigheh,Abbaszadeh Abbas,Dargahi Helen,Cheraghi Mohammad
Indian Journal of Palliative Care , 2009,
Abstract: Aim: To explore the meaning of Iranian oncology nurses′ experiences of caring for people at the end of life. Materials and Methods: A phenomenological hermeneutic approach was applied. Fifteen nurses working in oncology units were interviewed in 2007 regarding their experiences of caring for people at the end of life. Results: Participants experienced caring for people at the end of life as sharing space and time to be lost within an organizational context. This main theme was divided into three subthemes including being attentive to the dying persons and their families, being cared for by the dying persons and their families, and being faced with barriers. Conclusion: The study suggests that the nurses′ success in caring for people at the end of life is reliant on their interpersonal caring relationship. Facilitating such relationship requires the establishment of palliative care unit, incorporation of palliative care into undergraduate nursing studies, and cultural preparation through public education.
Oncology patients' and professional nurses' perceptions of important nurse caring behaviors
Vahid Zamanzadeh, Roghaieh Azimzadeh, Azad Rahmani, Leila Valizadeh
BMC Nursing , 2010, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6955-9-10
Abstract: This study is a comparative descriptive design that was conducted in an Iranian oncology centre. Convenience sampling was used to recruit 200 patients and 40 nurses to take part in the study. Data were collected over a period of 4 months in 2009 using the Caring Assessment Questionnaire, developed by Larson. Caring behaviors (n = 57) were ranked on a 5-point Likert-type scale and ordered in six subscales: "Being accessible", "Explains and facilitates", "Comforts", "Anticipates", "Trusting relationship", "Monitors and follows through". The data were analyzed using SPSS software version 13.0. The overall mean was calculated for each subscale to determine the rank distribution of the subscales. The nonparametric Mann-Whitney U test analysis of variables was used to compare patients' and nurses' scores on subscales.The results demonstrate that both groups considered the same order of importance of caring, the high ranking of "Monitors and Follows through and "Being Accessible" and the low ranking of "Comforts" and "Trusting Relationships". Also, Patients only ranked "Being accessible" (p = 0.04) and "Explains and facilitates" (p = 0.03) higher than nurses.The oncology patients and nurses perceived highly physical aspects of caring and the results provide for nurses to be aware of the need, during their interactions with patients, to validate the effect their intended caring has upon patients. By so doing and with further refinement of the concept of caring for nursing in studies such as this, the practical aim of making patients feel cared for can be achieved.Nursing as a professional discipline places the greatest demands specific to the development and refinement of the caring concept for nursing. By exploring the caring concept, within the boundaries of professional nursing practice, both the capabilities and constraints of caring relative to nursing, can be identified [1].The study of human caring as an essential characteristic of nursing practice has gradually expa
Caring for dying and meeting death: Experiences of Iranian and Swedish nurses  [cached]
Iranmanesh Sedigheh,Axelsson Karin,S?venstedt Stefan,H?ggstr?m Terttu
Indian Journal of Palliative Care , 2010,
Abstract: Objective: Our world is rapidly becoming a global community, which creates a need to further understand the universal phenomena of death and professional caring for dying persons. This study thus was conducted to describe the meaning of nurses′ experiences of caring for dying people in the cultural contexts of Iran and Sweden. Materials and Methods: Using a phenomenological approach, phenomenon of caring for dying people was studied. Eight registered nurses who were working in oncology units in Tehran, Iran and eight registered nurses working in hospital and home care in North part of Sweden were interviewed. The interviews were analyzed using the principles of phenomenological hermeneutics. Results: The findings were formulated based on two themes included: (1) "Sharing space and time to be lost", and (2) "Caring is a learning process. Conclusions: The results showed that being with dying people raise an ethical demand that calls for personal and professional response, regardless of sex, culture or context. The physical and organizational context must be supportive and enable nurses to stand up to the demands of close relationships. Specific units and teamwork across various personnel seem to be a solution that is missing in Iran.
Caring for newborns in the presence of their parents: the experience of nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit
Merighi, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa;Jesus, Maria Cristina Pinto de;Santin, Karine Ribeiro;Oliveira, Deíse Moura de;
Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-11692011000600017
Abstract: the nurse has a key role in involving parents in the care of newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit. the aim of this study was to comprehend how the nurses experience the care provided to newborns in the presence of the parents. this is a qualitative study using social phenomenology, with the participation of seven nurses, interviewed between january and february 2009. the nurses perceived the needs of parents; had positive expectations regarding the care provided and acknowledge themselves to be the link between them, helping them to live with the hospitalized child. however, in emergencies, the nurses had difficulties in caring for the neonate in the presence of the parents. the nurses positively evaluated the presence of parents in the neonatal intensive care unit, involving them permanently in the care of the newborn. the study evokes the emergence of a care context (nurse/neonate/parents) that precedes the proximity between the subjects and the demands presented by them.
Caring Behaviour of Nurses in Orthopaedic Wards of Selected Health Institutions as Perceived by Patients  [PDF]
Florence O. Adeyemo, Oladeji Oloyede Michael, Layi Okunlade, Pat. U. Okpala
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2016.65041
Abstract: Nurses are trained to provide hands-on care to patients in a variety of settings, which include physical care which can range from total care to helping a patient prevent illness. The health of a patient can significantly improve when they (patients) perceive caring nursing behaviours and are satisfied with the quality of care been received from their care giver. The aim of this study was to determine the caring behaviour of nurses as perceived by patients admitted to orthopaedic ward in some selected hospitals in Osogbo, Osun state, Nigeria. A descriptive comparative design was used. Convenient sample technique was used to select 616 respondents consisting of male and female patients admitted to orthopaedic wards of selected hospitals. The questionnaire on Caring Behaviour Assessment scale was adapted from CBI. The most highly ranked perceived nurses’ behaviour by patients rated “satisfactory” was the general perception of the patients and rendering of basic needs. The findings also revealed that patients rated nurses behaviour (care-giving) with respect to human needs assistance, the provision of safe environment, assisting in psychological care and giving physical comfort as average. Lastly, findings also revealed that patients rated perceived nurses behaviour (care-giving) as “not satisfactory” with regards to meeting their communication needs, nutritional needs and individualized care. In conclusion, care giving is an important branch of nursing and it depicts the quality of care received by a patient which in turn is capable of aiding speedy recovery.
Knowledge and Attitude Related to Caring for HIV/AIDS Patients among Nurses at Golestan Hospital, Iran
Sara Rekab Eslami Zadeh,Suzan Borumand Far,Zaleha Md Isa
Research Journal of Biological Sciences , 2012, DOI: 10.3923/rjbsci.2011.446.452
Abstract: Increasing number of people suffering from HIV/AIDS influenced healthcare sectors. Nurses play a critical role in caring the HIV positive patients. People living with HIV/AIDS usually experienced excessive negative attitudes from health care workers in Iran. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of nurses related to care of patients with HIV/AIDS. This was a cross-sectional survey of 331 nurses from Golestan Hospital in Ahvaz, Iran. Self-administered questionnaire was used to determine the knowledge and attitude of nurses. The study showed a moderate level of knowledge among nurses (55.6% have good knowledge) which is significantly associated with nurses education background, nurses departments and having experience of caring for HIV/AIDS patients. Fear of contagion was great among nurses (76%). Slightly more than half of the nurses had unfavorable attitude towards caring for HIV/AIDS patients (53%). There were several areas of deficiency in knowledge and attitude towards caring for HIV/AIDS patients among nurses. Implementing specific and focused educational programme on HIV/AIDS for nurses is necessary in the health care system in Iran.
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