AbstractBackground of The Study:
Negligence is a failure to exercise the care toward other, which a reasonable or prudent would do in the circumstances. Nursing malpractice occurs when a nurse does not perform medical duties competently and it results a patient is injured. Malpractice is various under state nurse practice acts, institutional policies, and federal guidelines. Improper, unethical conduct, unreasonable lack of skill by a holder of a professional or official position; often applied to physicians, dentists, lawyer, and public officers to denote negligent or unskillful performance of duties when professional skills are obligatory
Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge regarding negligence among staff nurse. To find out the association between level of knowledge regarding with their selected socio demographic variables.
Material and method: The present study was conducted by using quantitative research approach and descriptive design was adopted. The Samples were selected by using non -probability convenience sampling technique.
Result and discussion: level of knowledge regarding negligence among staff nurses 2(6.7%) have A+ grade, 3(10%) have A grade, 6 (20%) have B+ grade, 8(26.6%) have B grade, 5 (16.7%) have C grade and 6(2%) have D grade.
Conclusion: The study concluded that staff nurses have mean knowledge score of 20.5, and of the 26.6% staff nurses got B grade. There for, there is a need to educate the staff nurses on negligence.