The purpose of this study was to study patients’ perception of their patient rights while concurrently observing how the actual nursing care was provided and related to such patients’ rights when the patient was involved in a bedside teaching experience to nursing students, and compare patients’ perception of patients’ rights and the perception of these same patients’ rights by the nurses providing the aforementioned bedside teaching. Subjects were selected by the technique of simple random sampling and were comprised of 140 patients in Yala Hospital and who were subsequently assigned to nursing students. The research’s instruments were the Perception of Patients’ Rights Questionnaire and the Perception of Patient when they were involved in actual Bedside Teaching Questionnaire. The reliability of the instruments was tested by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient with a value of .95. Data was analyzed by using frequency distributions including percentages, means, standard deviation and dependent t-test.
The results showed:
1. Patients perceived their overall patients’ rights at a moderate level (=2.24, SD =.35). One out of four components, the right to the provision health care dimension, was at a high level (=2.36, SD =.41).
2. Patients perceived overall actual nursing care as it related to their patient rights at a moderate level (=2.27, SD =.35). One dimension of the right to receive the provision health care was at a high level (=2.38, SD =.40).
3. The total mean scores of the perception of patients’ rights while nurses provided actual bedside teaching was at a moderate level. The mean scores of the perception of patients’ rights while nurses provided actual bedside teaching were significantly higher than the mean scores of the perception of patients’ rights at a level of .001.
This study indicates that nurses should, at all times, provide nursing care based upon a patients’ rights.
Doungjai Plianbumroong, Boromarajonnani College of Nursing, Thailand
Stream: Ethics; Religion; Philosophy
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