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Korean nurses’ awareness of patients’ rights in hospitals

Yong Soon Kim 1 Yoo moon sook 1 박진희 1

1아주대학교

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ABSTRACT

Patients’ rights and patient–nurse relationships in nursing practice have been viewed increasingly as essential aspects of nursing care. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted between August 1 and 30, 2005 to examine 618 Korean nurses’ awareness of patients’ rights regarding autonomy, informed consent, privacy, and confidentiality. Data were collected by means of a structured questionnaire. The results indicate that nurses have little awareness of the importance of patients’ rights regarding autonomy, privacy, and confidentiality. As an understanding of these rights is essential to good clinical practice, this study suggests that there is a need for education programs focused on understanding the legal and ethical rights of patients in the care of nurses.

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