Patients' Perceptions of Nurses' Skill

Wysong, Peggy Rupp; Driver, Evelyn
August 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2009, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p24
Academic Journal
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.


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