PATIENT’S RIGHT TO EDUCATION AND INFORMATION: ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECT OF TRAINING ON THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF NURSES IN TWO TEACHING HOSPITALS IN INDIA
Keywords:Right to Education, Right to Information, Knowledge, Practice, Training
The aim of the study was to assess the effect of training on patient rights on the knowledge and practice of nurses in two teaching hospitals. The research design adopted in the study was quasi experimental one group pretest posttest design. Sample size consisted of a total of 200 nurses, 100 from each hospital under study and 400 patients, 200 from each hospital under study i.e., 100 patients each before and after training nurses. A structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of patients on patient rights. Practice checklist on patient rights was administered on patients to know the practice of nurses. Training on patient rights was conducted for nurses in small groups. Post test was done on the nurses and patients using the same set of research tools. The study revealed that, after the training, there was a significant positive change in knowledge and practice of nurses regarding right to education and information in both the hospitals. This study has an implication in nursing education and practice.
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