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Mini Chapters | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023
A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Delegation and Common Errors in Patient Care Management among Incharge Nurses at Smvmch, Puducherry
Abstract: Background: Delegation is the use of personnel to accomplish a desired objective through allocation of authority and responsibility. Delegation is not merely distributing care. It is a path to and a significant success factor for professional practice. Delegation is a link that joins organizational concepts with the management process; it is that which allows a manager to manage. Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge on delegation and common errors in patient care management among Incharge Staff Nurses. To associate the level of knowledge on delegation and common errors in patient care management among Incharge staff nurses with their selected demographic variables. Research Methodology: A Descriptive Research Design was conducted among staff nurses at Sri ManakulaVinayagar Medical College and Hospital after obtaining permission from the hospital authority. Staff nurses were samples selected by using purposive sampling technique. Totally 30 samples were selected who are working at Sri ManakulaVinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry. The purpose and benefits of the study was explained to the staff nurses. After obtaining oral consent, primarily demographic data were obtained from the staff nurses. The period of data collection was 1 week. The data was gathered and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics method and interpretations were made on the basis of the objectives of the study. Major Findings in the Study: The findings reveals that out of 30 staff nurses 19 (38%) are in inadequate knowledge, 08 (16%) are in moderately adequate, 03 (06%) are in adequate knowledge. The findings reveals that out of 30 samples, their mean, standard deviation value are 26.4, 7.44 are in the test, respectively. The chi square revealed that has statistically significant association with the total year of experience at 0.05. There was no significant association between the demographic variables. Result: The study result shown that the P value for total year of experience at 0.05 is statistically significant respectively. Conclusion: In this era of restricted staff and teams of personnel with different level of education and experience), the ability to assign and supervise work is essential.
Keywords: Authority, Responsibility, professional Practice, and Patient Care Management
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,
Pages: 82 - 84