Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004621
Title: Relationship between the nurses’ observance of professional ethics and quality of nursing care from the patients’ point of view
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction and Aim: The observance of professional ethics is an integral part of the nursing profession. The mission of the nursing is to provide the highest level of the health care and rehabilitative services to ensure, maintain, and promote community health. Given that, nurses are the largest group of health-care providers in hospitals and health-care centers and they have a significant impact on the health-care quality and also the observance of ethical standards is an effective factor for improving the nurses’ performance and increasing the quality of their care; therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the relationship between the nurses’ observance of professional ethics and quality of nursing care from the patients’ point of view in the Ali Ebne Abitaleb Hospital of Zahedan, Iran. The professional ethics questionnaire developed by Maarefi et al. and Quality Patient Care Scale was used to collect the data, and its validity and reliability were confirmed by a study conducted by Khaki et al. Descriptive statistics (such as mean and standard deviation), the Spearman correlation coefficient, and independent t-test were used for data analysis. All statistical analyses were performed using SPSS version 16. Results: In total, 188 subjects participated in the study, of whom 165 included in the study and 72 excluded from the study. Of the 165 patients, 95 (57.6%) were female and 70 (42.4%) were male. There was a significant correlation between the nurses’ observance of professional ethics and quality of nursing care from the patients’ point of view. Thirty-eight (64.4%) of the patients who reported a poor score for the nurses’ observance of professional ethics were somewhat satisfied with the quality of nursing care and 21 (36.5%) were satisfied. Furthermore, 96 (90.6%) of patients who reported a good score for nurses’ observance of professional ethics were satisfied with the quality of nursing care and 10 (9.4%) were somewhat satisfied and P = 0.001 (P < 0.001). Conclusions: The results of this study showed that nurses got a good score from the observance of professional ethics and patients were satisfied with the quality of nursing care. Training programs for nurses, meeting the needs of them, and creating a safe environment by considering the shift and other needs of the nurses can improve the quality of nursing care and thus the nurse will pay more attention to the patient’s needs and ethics.

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    Fateme Behmaneshpour1 , Farahnaz Irandegani 2 , Nazanin Yoosefian Miandoab3 *

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    1 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Community Nursing Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran,

    2 Center of Emergency Medical Service, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran,

    3 Department of Operation Room, Community Nursing Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

    *Corresponding author: Nazanin Yoosefian Miandoab, Department of Operation Room, Community Nursing Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

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    Author:

    Fateme Behmaneshpour1 , Farahnaz Irandegani 2 , Nazanin Yoosefian Miandoab3 *

    Title:Relationship between the nurses’ observance of professional ethics and quality of nursing care from the patients’ point of view
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (December )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2876-2880)
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    Methodology:Professional ethics, Quality of nursing care
    Research Materials:Patients

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Patients Professional ethics Quality of nursing care

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