Satisfaction of inpatients in a psychiatric hospital with nursing service and communication

Show simple item record Masilani, Mhakamuni Lucy 2010-10-26T08:48:22Z 2010-10-26T08:48:22Z 2010-10-26
dc.description MSc (Nursing), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand en_US
dc.description.abstract Therapeutic communication skills are vital in psychiatric nursing. They contribute extensively to patients' perceptions about the quality of care received whilst in hospital. The aim of the study was to establish inpatients' level of general satisfaction and satisfaction with nursing communication in a psychiatric hospital, with a view to suggesting recommendations that focus on improving nurse-patient relationships. This study was conducted in a specialist psychiatric hospital in Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa. The target population was 140 inpatients and a sample size of 53 patients was used after the selection process had been completed. A qualitative, exploratory, descriptive and non-experimental design was selected for the study. Data was collected using questionnaires. The purpose of the study was to determine psychiatric patients' satisfaction of nurses' communication and care in psychiatric hospital. Raw data was pooled and analysed using descriptive statistical analytical procedures. The results were presented in graphs, tables and summaries depicting the responses and highlighting patients' overall experience of hospitalization and nursing interventions and communication. Recommendations to relevant stakeholders are suggested based on the findings of this study in order to improve service delivery in psychiatric hospitals. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject satisfaction en_US
dc.subject communication en_US
dc.subject service delivery en_US
dc.subject psychiatric nursing en_US
dc.title Satisfaction of inpatients in a psychiatric hospital with nursing service and communication en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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