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Title: A Study of the Nursing Process in Saudi Arabia, Part I “Utilization of the Nursing Process by Staff Nurses in Saudi Arabia”
Authors: Mohamed Abdel Dayem, Samia.
Abd el Atty Moawed, Salma.
El-Hendy, Wafaa.
Keywords: Nursing process
Issue Date: 1990
Citation: Tanta Medical Journal, Volume 18, Number 1, June: 1481:1505
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the utilization of the nursing process by staff nurses at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudi Arabia. In order to achieve the purpose of this study, a questionnaire was developed from the current literature. It consisted of : demographic data section and a rating scale concerning the frequency of the use of the nursing process. The respondents were asked to indicate the extent to which they used nursing process, by choosing responses according to five-point scale. The study revealed considerable differences in the regular practice of nursing activities that are important in the utilization of the nursing process. Implications of the finding were discussed and some recommendations were proposed. The study revealed considerable differences in the regular practice of nursing activities that are important in the utilization of the nursing process. Nursing activities regularly performed by respondents (thus, positive contributions to the nursing process) included: use of admission format and admission data, composition of nursing care plans, completion of nurses’ notes on their action and patient responses to the action as well as writing discharge summaries. Nursing activities which were performed irregularly (thus, negative to, or a detraction from the nursing process) included: revision of care plan based on patient responses, limited fullness of other nurses’ plans, lack of communication with other nurses, physicians, members of the health care team and patients, and lack of consistency of nursing action with nursing plans.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/17999
ISSN: 1110-1415
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