R. Haffiz, N. H. Reshi
Abstract: In order to study the knowledge of staff nurses regarding their legal responsibilities, an experiment was conducted in Kashmir valley in which sixty nurses working in selected hospitals were questioned through a standard questionnaire. An information booklet containing adequate information regarding various aspects of legal responsibilities of staff nurses was prepared and distributed among the nurses. The study revealed that the mean post test knowledge scores of staff nurses (34.48) was higher than their median pre test knowledge scores ( 21.16).It was observed that all the subjects achieved higher scores in the post test (34.48) than in the pre-test (21.16) suggesting the information booklet was effective in increasing the knowledge of each subject. The findings also revealed that the post test scores were homogenous (S.D= 3.558) than the pre test scores (S.D=4.032). The study suggested that information booklet was effective in enhancing the knowledge of staff nurses.
Keywords: staff nurses, legal responsibilities, questionnaire, information booklet