School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa
Background: Patients’ experiences regarding the quality of care continue to be a hot topic of discussion in the healthcare industry. Exploring the quality of nursing care from the patients’ perspectives is a vital element of quality evaluation. The purpose of this study was to explore the patients’ perspectives regarding quality nursing care.
Methodology: A qualitative descriptive exploratory design was used. A total of twelve participants were recruited from one medical and one surgical unit at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Purposive sampling was used to select the participants. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews. A thematic analysis approach was used for data analysis.
Results: Data analysis generated three main themes: (1) meaning of QNC, (2) characteristics of nurses, and (3) participants’ recommendations.
Conclusion: Nursing care continues to be the foundation of healthcare and QNC could have a great effect on patients’ positive outcome of recovery and well- being. The study also provided vital implications for nursing administrators, practicing nurses, nursing, education, and research.
Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics
(2015). Perceptions of patients regarding quality nursing care (QNC) at a tertiary hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics, 6(6).
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