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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2007;14(2): 204
간호사의 환자 프라이버시 보호행동에 대한 환자의 인식도
이미영1, 송영신2
1을지대학교 간호대학
2을지대학병원 간호부 교육팀
A Study on Patients' Perception of Nurse's Behavior in Protecting Patient Privacy
Mi-Young Lee1, Young-Shin Song2
1School of Nursing, Eulji University
2Team Manager of Nursing Education, Eulji University Hospital
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the patient's perception of the nurse's behavior in protecting patient privacy and to make suggestions for medical facilities to increase protection of patient privacy.
Method: The research was a survey study The data on protection of privacy in primary nursing, for physical privacy, of patient information and in private conversations were collected in October 2005 from 187 patients in a university hospital. Frequencies, means, t-test, ANOVA, and $x^2$-test were used to analyze the data. The SPSS 13.0 for Windows program was used.
Results: The mean score for patients' perception of nurse protection of their privacy was 3.33. There were significant differences in perception of protecting patients' privacy according to gender for private conversation, according to level of education for all but physical nursing and for number of admissions for total score and for primary nursing.
Conclusion: The results of this study suggest the following: a) Institutional polices and nursing guideline should be clearly stated as to the nurses' duty to protect patient privacy. b) Medical facilities should be arranged in a way that allows for the protection of patients' medical information, and should focus on patient privacy. c) It is necessary of nurses to receive periodic in-service education on protecting patient privacy.
Key words: Patient | Information | Nurse
주요어: 환자 | 정보 | 간호사