Original Research Article
Year: 2016 | Month: September | Volume: 3 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 54-57
Effectiveness of Information Booklet on Legal Responsibilities of Nurses
Sarika Saxena1, Alka Saxena2
1Vice Principal, School of Nursing Science & Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP.
2Professor cum Principal, College of Nursing, Adesh Institute Medical Sciences, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab.
Corresponding Author: Sarika Saxena
There has been a revolution in health care in the last 50 years as a result of new technologies and treatment. In the new world of nursing practice, legal liability for professional nursing conduct was emerged as an immediate concern. The role of professional nurse has changed in a pragmatic sense from one of legal responsibility of to one of legal accountability. Health care delivery system has group as an industry today and health service consumers are better informed than in the past about health and illness through news papers, magazines, television and multimedia.
In view of the above changes investigator felt that information booklet must be an effective option in enhancing the knowledge of staff nurses on legal responsibilities of nurses.
By this study investigator planned to determine the acceptance and utilization of information booklet among the staff nurses. The study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of an information booklet on legal responsibilities of nurses in terms of knowledge of staff nurses and to seek its relationship with selected factors in selected Government Hospitals of M.P. The conceptual framework of the study was based on system model.
An evaluative research approach with one group pre-test post test design was utilized in the study. The systematic random sampling technique was used to obtain an adequate size of sample. The sample comprised of 50 staff nurses working in the clinical area. The tools developed and utilized for data collection were as follows: structured knowledge questionnaire to assess the knowledge level of staff nurses on legal responsibilities.
The major findings of the study were the mean post-test knowledge score was significantly higher than the mean pre-test knowledge score. The post knowledge score were found to be associated with the age and clinical experience. Besides that, professional education has not only has relationship with the post-test knowledge score. The information booklet was found to be highly acceptable by the staff nurses.
Key words: knowledge, staff nurses, information booklet, legal responsibilities of nurse.