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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 5, Issue 8, Part C (2019)

A study to assess the knowledge on legal and ethical aspects among maternity staff nurses at Saveetha medical college and hospital, Chennai

Author(s)
Steffy Khulpuwa Maring
Abstract
Nursing is a caring profession which has its relevance and direct impact on the life, health and well-being of individuals, families and communities Ethics and the law are closely related in concepts, such as rights and justice, have both ethical and legal significance, they are both instruments of regulation and prescriptions on how people ought to act in response to one another. Nursing ethics and law are necessary in nursing because nursing is concerned with providing services that impact on human life and health and some of the situations the nurse encounters in practice pose dilemma that if not well handled, may impact negatively on the client and all who are concerned. Standards must therefore be set to guide the nurse to conduct herself properly, make adequate decisions and carry out actions that are appropriate and safe for the client and thus protect herself from litigation.
Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge on legal and ethical aspects among maternity staff nurses. To associate the level of knowledge on legal and ethical aspects with selected demographic variables among maternity staff nurses.
Methodology: Research approach: quantitative approach, Non- experimental descriptive design was used for 60 samples by Non- probability convenient sampling technique.
Results: The above table 2 shows that 32(64%) had moderately adequate knowledge, 15(30%) had adequate knowledge and only 3(6%) had adequate knowledge regarding legal and ethical aspects among maternity staff nurses. The table 4 depicts that the demographic variables total years of experience and total years of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology unit had shown statistically significant association with level of knowledge regarding legal and ethical aspects among maternity staff nurses at p<0.01 and p<0.05 level respectively and the other demographic variables had not shown statistically significant association with level of knowledge regarding legal and ethical aspects among maternity staff nurses.
Pages: 129-131  |  34 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Steffy Khulpuwa Maring. A study to assess the knowledge on legal and ethical aspects among maternity staff nurses at Saveetha medical college and hospital, Chennai. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(8): 129-131.
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