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Nurses’ Self-Assessment of Caring Behaviors in Nurse–Patient Interactions: A Cross-Sectional Study

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Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, 31 000 Osijek, Croatia
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Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, 31 000 Osijek, Croatia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(14), 5255; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17145255
Received: 17 June 2020 / Revised: 17 July 2020 / Accepted: 20 July 2020 / Published: 21 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Collection Nursing Research)
Nurse–patient interactions based on caring behaviors ensure better working conditions and better-quality healthcare. The aim of this quantitative study is to examine how nurses self-assess the frequency of applying caring behaviors in nurse–patient interactions and to identify the differences in the application frequency of caring behaviors in relation to work experience and education level. The respondents were Bachelor of Science (BSc) nurses and nurses with basic training (VET) employed in different clinical departments of the Clinical Hospital Center in Croatia. The survey used the “Caring Nurse–Patient Interactions Scale (Nurse Version)”. The respondents assessed the caring behaviors from the subscale “needs” as the most frequently applied (median (Me): 4.7; interquartile range (IQR): 4.4–4.9), while the least frequently applied were the procedures from the subscale “sensitivity” (Me: 3.8; IQR: 3.2–4.3). The VET nurses reported applying caring behaviors to the subscales “hope” (p < 0.001), “problem-solving” (p = 0.003), and “environment” (p = 0.021) more frequently than BSc nurses did. Compared with less experienced respondents, the respondents with more than 30 years of work experience applied the caring behaviors on the subscales “sensitivity” (p = 0.009), “expression of emotions” (p = 0.001), “problem-solving” (p = 0.008), and especially “humanism” and “spirituality” (p < 0.001) more frequently. The results indicate that respondents are more focused on applying skills or carrying out a task than on caring behaviors which is about demonstrating compassion, loving kindness, and relationships. View Full-Text
Keywords: caring; caring behaviors; clinical practice; nurses; nurse-patient relationship; humanism caring; caring behaviors; clinical practice; nurses; nurse-patient relationship; humanism
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Vujanić, J.; Prlić, N.; Lovrić, R. Nurses’ Self-Assessment of Caring Behaviors in Nurse–Patient Interactions: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 5255. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17145255

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Vujanić J, Prlić N, Lovrić R. Nurses’ Self-Assessment of Caring Behaviors in Nurse–Patient Interactions: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(14):5255. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17145255

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Vujanić, Jasenka, Nada Prlić, and Robert Lovrić. 2020. "Nurses’ Self-Assessment of Caring Behaviors in Nurse–Patient Interactions: A Cross-Sectional Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 14: 5255. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17145255

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