Event Title

Nurses' attitudes about the importance of documenting patient care

Session

Medicine and Nursing

Description

Introduction: Documentation is a valuable tool through which nurses track the improvement or deterioration of the patient's condition. Nursing documentation ensures high quality care, continuity of care and supports the scientific research work of nurses. Documentation facilitates nurses communicating with each other and other members of the care team. In reality, in Kosovo, nursing documentation does not meet these objectives. The work of nurses is not reflected in patient care documentation.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to investigate the attitudes of hospital nurses regarding the importance of reflecting their work in patient care documentation.

Method: Quantitative non-experimental research in which 117 nurses from 4 UCCK clinics in Prishtina participated. The average age of the participants was 41 ± 6 years. Data were collected with the instrument developed on the basis of literature. During the data collection, the ethical rights of the research participants were respected. Data were analyzed with SPSS - 26.

Results: Nurses attribute the lack of reflection of their work to low-performance patient documents. The shift nurses expressed that they did not have enough time for documentation. The longest work experience is related to the positive attitudes of nurses towards documentation (p = 0.01).

Discussion: Nurses perceive as necessary the reflection of their work in patient documentation. Low performance and workload of nurses negatively affect patient outcomes.

Keywords:

attitudes, nurse, importance of documentation, patient care.

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.224

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Nurses' attitudes about the importance of documenting patient care

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Introduction: Documentation is a valuable tool through which nurses track the improvement or deterioration of the patient's condition. Nursing documentation ensures high quality care, continuity of care and supports the scientific research work of nurses. Documentation facilitates nurses communicating with each other and other members of the care team. In reality, in Kosovo, nursing documentation does not meet these objectives. The work of nurses is not reflected in patient care documentation.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to investigate the attitudes of hospital nurses regarding the importance of reflecting their work in patient care documentation.

Method: Quantitative non-experimental research in which 117 nurses from 4 UCCK clinics in Prishtina participated. The average age of the participants was 41 ± 6 years. Data were collected with the instrument developed on the basis of literature. During the data collection, the ethical rights of the research participants were respected. Data were analyzed with SPSS - 26.

Results: Nurses attribute the lack of reflection of their work to low-performance patient documents. The shift nurses expressed that they did not have enough time for documentation. The longest work experience is related to the positive attitudes of nurses towards documentation (p = 0.01).

Discussion: Nurses perceive as necessary the reflection of their work in patient documentation. Low performance and workload of nurses negatively affect patient outcomes.