Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 4
Attitudes and Behaviors of Nurses and Student Nurses Regarding Care
Birgül Cerit1,Nevin Çıtak Bilgin1,Simge Çoşkun1,Songül Yorgun2
1Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Bolu, Türkiye
2İl Sağlık Müdürlüğü, Bolu İzzet Baysal Devlet Hastanesi, Sağlık Bakım Hizmetleri, Bolu, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.222 Aim: This study was conducted to determine the attitudes and behaviors of nurses and student nurses regarding nursing care.

Method: A descriptive model was used in the study. The data were obtained from 101 nurses working in a university hospital and 227 nursing students studying in a health school, who volunteered to participate in the research. Research data were collected using a personal information form and the Caring Nurse-Patient Interaction Scale. Descriptive statistics, Independent Samples T-Test, One Way Anova, Mann-Whitney U Test and Kruskal Wallis H-Test were used in the data analysis.

Results: The nurses" mean scores from the "importance", "competence" and "feasibility" subscales of the caring nurse-patient interaction scale were 299.33 ± 38.65, 284.56 ± 38.94, and 267.73±50.21, respectively. The student nurses" mean scores from the "importance", "competence" and "feasibility" subscales of the caring nurse-patient interaction scale were 314.92 ± 37.28, 276.78 ± 40.40, and 277.81 ± 47.09, respectively. It was determined that there was a statistically significant difference between the mean scores of the importance subscale of nursing students and nurses (p<.05). There was no significant difference between nursing students" average of caring nurse-patient interaction scale scores according to gender (p>.05). Significant differences were found between the mean of the total scores of importance and competence dimensions by class level (p<.05). In addition, no significant difference was found between nurses" average of caring nurse-patient interaction scale scores according to gender, education level and working duration (p>.05).

Conclusion: It was determined that the attitudes and perceptions of nurses and student nurses regarding caring nurse-patient interaction were positive and that student nurses perceived the caring nurse-patient relationship as more important when compared to the perceptions of nurses. Keywords : Nurse-patient interaction, nurse, nursing student, communication