Keywords : A descriptive and cross-sectional study
KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES OF NURSES REGARDING PATIENT RIGHTS IN KINGDOM SAUDI ARABIA
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2019, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 288-293
The patient right is described as the code of behavior that governs interactions between individuals who receive health services and the organizations that provide them, and is owed by the patient to both the practitioner and the government. The status and preservation of this right as they pertain to the nursing profession[1, 2].
Health care professionals such as physicians, health assistants, and most importantly nurses are constantly in contact with patients, since nurses stay with the patient at all times to give care. To ensure the highest quality of care, healthcare nurses need not only be knowledgeable about illness but also aware of human rights violations and patient maltreatment that may occur in the hospital while delivering care[3, 4].
Numerous facets of the interactions between midwives or nursing staff and patients were scrutinized in a manner similar to that of physicians and patients[5, 6]. Medical technological advancements have the potential to have a major effect on patient rights[7, 8]. Global events that have impacted social, financial, cultural, geopolitical, and moral issues have also impacted our perception of what "human rights" are. Yet, the basic reason for the increased emphasis on patients' rights and the resulting growth in legislation is because protecting patients' rights is a necessary component of delivering quality health care[9, 10]thus this study is determined forevaluating the level of knowledge and attitude of nurses towards patient rights.