patientsí experiences of nursing care in medical-surgical wards
Ahmad RN PhD
Chairman, Clinical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, University of
Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Alasad RN PhD
Assistant Dean for Development, Clinical Nursing Department, Faculty of
Nursing, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
purposes of this study were to explore patientsí opinions of
nursing care and to identify predictors of patientsí experiences
of nursing care in medical-surgical wards. The sample of the
study was 225 adult patients in medical-surgical wards in a
major teaching hospital in Jordan. The experiences of nursing
care total score in this study was relatively high. The findings
showed that the majority of the participants had positive
experiences regarding the time nurses spent with them as well as
the respect nurses provided to patientsí relatives and friends.
Although the amount of information nurses provided to patients
was found to be a significant predictor of patientsí
experiences, the provided information was perceived by the
majority of the patients as inadequate. Identifying factors that
enhance patientsí experiences of nursing care is crucial as it
assists nurses to provide better care.
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