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RMJ. 2018; 43(2): 341-344


Perceptions of patient attendant about nursing profession at public and private tertiary care hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan

Jehanzeb Khan Yousafzai, Shams Ul Huda.

Abstract
Objective: To determine patientsí attendant perceptions about nursing profession at Karachi, Pakistan.
Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, data were collected from patient attendants at private and tertiary care hospitals from Karachi, Pakistan from June 2014 to March 2015. Purposive sampling strategy was used to enroll 150 participants. Data collection tool was developed to collect data.
Results: Majority of private hospital (96.0%) respondents thought that nursing was a respectable profession compared to government hospital (64.0%). Almost 80.0% of respondents from both government and private hospital agreed that nursing was an acceptable profession in our society. Large number of respondents from private hospital (73.0%) thought nurse services are very important in our country.
Conclusion: Majority of the participants had positive perception about nursing profession. However, perceptions of patient attendants in private hospital were more positive as compared to those in public hospitals.

Key words: Image, nursing Profession, Pakistan


 
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