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Title: PRE- AND POSTOPERATIVE CARE AND INFORMATIONAL NEEDS AMONG SURGICAL PATIENTS: PATIENTS’ AND NURSES’ PERSPECTIVES
Authors: RACHAEL CHAN GOU YUE
Keywords: perception, preoperative care, perioperative care, postoperative care, information needs, patients, nurses
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2018
Citation: RACHAEL CHAN GOU YUE (2018-06-21). PRE- AND POSTOPERATIVE CARE AND INFORMATIONAL NEEDS AMONG SURGICAL PATIENTS: PATIENTS’ AND NURSES’ PERSPECTIVES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background: As healthcare technology advances, more protocols were implemented to cater for fast turnover rate in Singapore hospitals. Shortened hospital stay may indicate lower hospitalization cost. However, shortened hospital stay can decrease nurse-patient interaction time, compromising the opportunity for nurses to communicate and understand patients’ information needs. There are limited studies exploring on both patients’ and nurses’ perspective towards the operative care and information, especially in Singapore context. Aim: To explore surgical patients’ and nurses’ perceptions towards pre- and postoperative care and information in a Singapore acute care hospital Method: A descriptive qualitative research design was employed, utilizing semi-structured interviews in a purposive sampling of 10 patients and 10 nurses. Data was collected till saturation. All interviews were audiotaped and transcribed, followed by thematic analysis. Results: The following themes emerged from the thematic analysis. Themes for patients were, (1) mixed perceptions among surgical patients, (2) pre- and postoperative information on education from nurses, and (3) cultural food beliefs, while the themes generated for nurses were, (A) nurses’ perceived roles and responsibilities, (B) nurses’ delivery of information and education, and (C) language differences perceived as barrier. Conclusion and practice implication: Information needs vary among patients and it is the nurses’ prerogative to identify and meet the information needs of patients. Especially in local context where majority of the population is Chinese, whereby dietary beliefs is influenced by culture. There is also a need to empower nurses, allowing them to feel confident to provide “medical” information, just like doctors. Future research may employ qualitative study design to explore a more in-depth vii understanding of patients’ information needs, especially those aged 65 years and above.
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