Caring Among Staff Nursing: Investigating the Meaning of Caring from the Perspective of Patients in Egypt

Noha Mohammed Rashed, Rasha Mohammed Nagib Ali


The aims of study were concerned on context the concept of caring from the Egyptian cultural and to rank the caring behavior from the most important to the least one for enhancing the hospital police by important aspect of caring behaviors for patient satisfaction. A convenience sample of (58) patients with no attempt at randomization were recruited in the study. Descriptive research design was used in this study. This research was carried out at surgical units in Private and Government Hospital. Two types of questionnaires were used in this study. (i) the Personnel characteristics data questionnaire, which was developed by the researcher to collect data associated with the major demographic variables of patient participants. (ii) Caring Behavior Assessment (CBA) scale which was used to measure patient perceptions of caring behaviors. The finding of the present study revealed that the CBA Subscales is significant difference between these two health care service providers. Therefore, the service of Government hospitals in relation to availability of CBA to patients was highest than that of the private. The current study conclude that the caring concept was context among Egyptian perception as Humanism as the first aspect for all patient in surgical units followed by helping and trust. So theses main elements should be base stone of hospital protocol to raise patient satisfaction.

Keywords: Caring, Staff nurses, Perspective of patient, Behavior assessment

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