A Chinese cultural perspective of nursing care behaviours in an acute setting

Authors


EleanorHolroyd Department of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Abstract

A Chinese cultural perspective of nursing care behaviours in an acute setting¶ This study carried out in Hong Kong, identified 29 Chinese patients’ perceptions of the importance of nursing care behaviours in an acute setting using a Chinese language translated version of the CARE-Q instrument. Patients ranked items concerned with ‘giving the patients’ treatments and medication on time’ as the most important and ‘sits down with the patient’ as the least important. Comparisons are made with the results from other cultures and specific Chinese cultural interpretations are drawn to provide direction for nursing care of Chinese patients in Hong Kong and worldwide.

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