International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

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The Rate of Nurses Awareness about Patients Bill of Rights in Teaching Hospitals Affiliated to the Zahedan University of Medical Sciences in 2016

Author(s):Azizollah Arbabisarjou, Sadegh Zare, MahnazShahrakipour and Adel Kadkhodaie

Commitment and respect the high ethical standards are requirements of nursing profession. Nurses should be able to identify and respond appropriately to a wide range of ethical issues in their profession. This study aims to evaluate the rate of nurses’ awareness of patient’s rights in teaching hospitals affiliated to University of Medical Sciences in Zahedan. This descriptive study is done on 98 nurses in teaching hospitals affiliated to the Zahedan University of Medical Sciences in 2016. Sampling was done randomly. Data was collected using a two-part questionnaire. The first part was related to demographic characteristics including items of age and gender and the second part was also related to the questionnaire of patients’ rights. After collecting data, they were analyzed using SPSS version 19 and descriptive data and Pearson correlation and t-test. The results of this study showed that the age average of people was 30.59±6.77. 25 nurses were male. There was a significant relation between the age and total score average of patient’s right. But, the relation between gender and total score average of the knowledge of patient’s right was not significant. Total score average of patient’s rights awareness was 55.05±3.37 which was at a good level. Results of this study showed that the nurses’ awareness is at a good level and a high percent of them have high knowledge about patient’s rights.

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