Award Date

1-1-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

First Committee Member

Cheryl Bowles

Number of Pages

110

Abstract

The purpose of this descriptive study was to describe elderly residents' perceptions of which caring behaviors they want exhibited by the nursing staff in extended care facilities. Consequently, this study was able to identify which caring behaviors are important and least important to this population. Using Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring as the framework, this study utilized Wolf's Caring Behaviors Inventory instrument to answer the study's research questions. Forty-eight participants wanted nursing staff to demonstrate behaviors under the professional knowledge and skill dimension of the CBI. The sample also identified five most important and least important nurse caring behaviors; No significant difference was found between age, educational level and length of stay in the facility and perceptions of caring behaviors. This study's findings suggest gender difference in perceptions of caring behaviors.

Keywords

Behavior; Care; Caring; Elderly; Extended; Facilities; Perceptions; Residents

Controlled Subject

Nursing; Gerontology

File Format

pdf

File Size

2662.4 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/hc6o-4opg


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