Award Date

1-1-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

Number of Pages

116

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine what emergency room nurses (n = 60) and emergency room patients (n = 60) perceived as caring behaviors, as measured by the Caring Behaviors Assessment (CBA) tool. Unlike other studies the emergency room nurse ranked technical skills, "Know how to give shots, IV's, etc." as most important. The nurse ranked many of the helping and feeling cares significantly higher than the patient. There were eleven areas of correlation, between the demographics and the CBA subscales, with a significance level set at p =.05. Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient for the CBA tool was.96. It is important that nurses become aware of what patients perceive as caring behaviors and how these perceptions differ from their own. ThiS awareness is one of the first steps to changing nurses' behavior, and hopefully better meet the needs of the patient. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).

Keywords

Behaviors; Caring; Comparative; Emergency; Nurse; Patient; Perceived; Room; Study

Controlled Subject

Nursing; Psychology, Industrial

File Format

pdf

File Size

3399.68 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/0cia-l1e4


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