:: Volume 14, Issue 8 (11-2014) ::
Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2014, 14(8): 695-703 Back to browse issues page
Factors Affecting Student-patient Relationship: The Nursing Students` Viewpoints in Birjand University of Medical Sciences
Samaneh Nakhaee, Ahmad Nasiri , Mino Alizade, Freshte Javadi, Zahra Ebrahim Abadi
() PhD, Assistant professor, Health Qualitative Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran. Email:nasiri2006@bums.ac.ir , nasiri2006@bums.ac.ir
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Introduction: The relationship is a key concept in nursing and an integral part of patient care. Nursing students are one of the most influential individuals who directly communicate with patients for a long period of time, therefore proper relationship with patients is considered one of their important duties and a necessity for effective training and learning clinical cares. This study aimed to identify the factors affecting student-patient relationship from the viewpoints of nursing students. Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2013. Ninety-one nursing students of Birjand university of Medical Sciences were selected through convenient sampling. Data were gathered through a researcher-made questionnaire consisted of six categories including: personal, social, professional, environmental, educational and clinical conditions of patients. The collected data were analyzed through descriptive and analytical statistics (independent t-tests, ANOVA, and Kruskal-Wallis). Results: The results showed that professional (4.02±0.71) and personal factors (3.45±0.46) were the most and the least important factors from the students’ perspective, respectively. A demographic comparison revealed a significant difference between the viewpoints of male and female students in terms of clinical (t=2.9, p=0.001) and social (t=-2.32, p=0.02) factors. Conclusion: The Results indicated that professional factors had the greatest effect on student-patient relationship. Thus health providers and educational managers should focus their efforts on modifying professional factors in order to improve student-patient relationship and thereby improve the quality of clinical education.
Keywords: Relationship, patient, nursing student, patient care, students’ viewpoints
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Communication Skills Education
Received: 2014/07/5 | Accepted: 2014/10/20 | Published: 2014/11/2


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