TITLE

Patients' Perceptions of Nurses' Skill

AUTHOR(S)
Wysong, Peggy Rupp; Driver, Evelyn
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2009, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the results of research which was conducted in an effort to explore patients' perceptions of nurses' skill in a progressive care unit. Researchers found that patients' perceptions of nurses' skill were a measure of the interpersonal skills and critical thinking skills of the nurse, rather than technical skills and that often the caring practices that a nurse shows while performing a technical task gives patients the idea that a nurse is skilled.
ACCESSION #
43479929

 

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