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

Authors: Azizollah Arbabisarjou, Sadegh Zare, MahnazShahrakipour and Adel Kadkhodaie

Int J Med Res Health Sci.620-624 | pdf PDF Full Text

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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