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AN ASSESSMENT ON NURSING IS THE CARE OF PATIENTS: THE PERCEPTION OF NURSES TOWARDS MALE PATIENTS

AUTHORS:

Dr. Attiya Arif, Dr. Jabbar Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Shayan Waseem

ABSTRACT:

Objective: The most important function of the nursing is the care of patients. It is the duty of nurses to care about the male patients with no bias. The perceptions of sexuality & humiliation impact negatively on close care mainly among men patients & female nursing staff. In this research work, the main aim was to find out the behavior of nurses towards male patients & assess the factors that determine nurses’ attitudes, towards male patients and evaluate some factors that can work for the betterment of the condition. Methodology: This transverse research work conducted from March to June of the year 2019. Three hundred student nurses participated willingly out of three hundred and ten students and gave response to the questionnaires. There were total twenty-nine questions in the questionnaire in which eight questions were about the socio-demographic traits of the nurse and twenty-one questions were about their behavior to the male patient. Results: Results displayed that 71.3% students showed that the performance of any action to male patient was very easy as the performance on the female patient of 78.3% displayed that the male patient of the same age were very complicated group of age for take care. The measured behavior point of the students of third about cleaning of body, rectal lavage, application of rectal and the application of the nasal-gastric tube are very high than the students of other years. In the same manner, the behavior was more optimistic among students that who chose their nursing school deliberately than the other students. Conclusion: Majority of the students have pessimistic behaviors towards the particular physical care requirements of the male patients, particularly the application on the genital area. Application of the awareness procedures, professionalism & provision of the information of the ethics and insight can solve this issue. Key Words: Nurse, attitude, behavior, pessimistic, optimistic, physical, genital, provision, ethics, methodology.

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