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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021
Problems Faced by Nurses in Providing Quality Care to the Patients
Anjum Khurshid  | Asmat Parveen
Abstract: Background: Nurses are the unsung heroes that play an integral role in the healthcare industry by providing care to the patients as well as carrying out leadership roles in hospitals, health systems and other organizations. To have a robust healthcare system, the importance of nurses in healthcare should be underlined for attempting to create a better task force for better quality care for all. There are certain problems which the Nurses in the present healthcare system face. This study aims to assess the problems faced by nurses in providing patient care among the associated hospitals of Government Medical College, Srinagar. Methods: A descriptive, study was conducted among 415 Nurses working in the 4 associated hospitals of GMC Srinagar. Simple random sampling was used to select a sample size of 96 nurses, 24 from each hospital. Data was collected using a self administered questionnaire. Results: 88 responses say that quality care cannot be provided because of lack of equipment & suppolies.77 Reponses express that nurses don’t have higher education opportunities, 73 responses express that lack/shortage of nursing professionals is one of the reasons for lack of quality care in hospitals. Lack of infrastructure (physical facilities) is also one of the reasons expressed by 39 respondents for inadequate quality of nursing care. Lack of co-ordination & co-operation among nursing, medical and other workers in hospital is a point for poor quality care that exists in hospitals and it is expressed by 19respondents.8responses say that negligence of nursing staff results in poor quality of care. . Therefore multidisciplinary approach to improve health care to consumers is essential aspect which is to be stressed upon. Besides multidisciplinary approach social commitment along with political commitment is required to improve quality care to health care consumers in hospitals.
Keywords: Problem, Nurses, Hospital, GMC Srinagar
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021,
Pages: 1329 - 1331