Caring, the theoretical foundation of nursing, is identified as one of the core values by Hospital Authorities world-wide to be actualised in clinical practice.
Exactly how caring attributes relate to nurses'professional self image and quality nursing service in the context of a contemporary technological environment have yet to be operationalised.
In total, 1957 Registered Nurses from 11 different countries were involved in the study which aimed to : develop an understanding of and compare the responses to items relating to caring, professional self concept and technological influences.
To coilect data an instrument containing 104 Likert items was administered to RNs working in general hospitals.
The instrument contained sections which examined professional self concept. technological influences and caring attributes.
Descriptive and inferential statisties revealed that many of the Asian nurses in the sample were younger, had less experience yet were more qualified than their western'colleagues.
The mean scores for the caring attributes for nurses from the Philippines, Sweden and South Africa were significantly higher than those from China (Beijing), Korea, China (Hong Kong) and Scotland.
The Korean sample demonstrated the lowest mean score for professional self concept while the New Zealand sample the highest. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin, Infirmier, Pratique professionnelle, Autoperception, Aspect culturel, Technologie, Evaluation, Homme, Etude multicentrique, Personnel sanitaire, Perception sociale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Care, Nurse, Professional practice, Self perception, Cultural aspect, Technology, Evaluation, Human, Multicenter study, Health staff, Social perception
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0482626
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/03/2000.