Journal of clinical nursing 2017 02 08() doi 10.1111/jocn.13758
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aim of this study is to clarify the concept of nursing presence through patients’ perception.
The holistic caring process at the bedside must incorporate the concept of nursing presence. Most of the research about nursing presence is based on nurses’ experiences and research into patients’ experiences is minimal. According to goals of patient-centeredness, the association between the patient satisfaction and nursing presence, and patients’ ability to understand this concept, it is important to explore this concept from the patients’ perspective.
A qualitative approach.
Based on purposive sampling technique, 12 patients were recruited. After participant observation, 15 interviews were carried out with participants. Data were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using conventional qualitative content analysis.
Five main categories were drawn from the data including informed concentration, task-centered/patient-centered relationship, clarification of meanings, comprehensive participation, and accountable encounter. Data analysis alongside the authors’ reflections resulted in the emergence of one overarching theme, ‘co-constructed interaction’, which shows the notion that effective nurse-patient interaction enhances cooperation, coordination, and collaboration in caring and improves nursing outcomes.
Accordingly, the nursing presence would be ideal for patient-centered caring. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.