Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Patients Right among Nurses in a Teaching Hospital: A Descriptive Cross-sectional Study

  • Tara Gurung Department of Medicine, Chitwan Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal.
  • Srijana Neupane School of Nursing, Chitwan Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Kailashnagar, Chitwan, Nepal.
Keywords: attitude; knowledge; patients right.

Abstract

Introductions: It is important to maintain trust and satisfaction among patients. The health personnel take an important role to overcome their right. The objective of this study was to find out knowledge and attitude regarding patients' rights among nurses in Teaching Hospital.


Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted among 122 nurses in different wards of Teaching Hospital. Nurses were selected by using simple random sampling technique for data collection. Ethical clearance was taken from Chitwan Medical College institutional reviewers Committee (CMC-IRC) to conduct the study. A structured, self- administered questionnaire and five-point Likert scale were used to analyze the collected data. Data was collected from 27th Ashadh to 9th Shrawan 2075.


Results: This study revealed that out of 122 respondents, 30 (24.6%) of respondents have an adequate level of knowledge whereas about half 62 (50.8%) of respondents had favorable and 60 (49.2%) had an unfavorable level of attitude regarding patients right. Sixty-one (50%) of the nurses were from the age group <22 years, 27 (77.9%) were unmarried, about 93 (76.2%) of nurses had completed Proficiency Certificate Level Nursing, 101 (82.2%) had work experience less than 24 months.


Conclusions: According to the study, it concluded that one-fourth of the respondents have an adequate level of knowledge, one-half of the respondents had a favorable attitude. Therefore, knowledge and attitude regarding patients' rights should be increase through in-service education and seminars should be organized by the administration to promote quality health care service.

Published
2020-02-29
How to Cite
Gurung, T., & Neupane, S. (2020). Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Patients Right among Nurses in a Teaching Hospital: A Descriptive Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 58(222). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.4661