Nursing students' perception of patient‐centred care: A qualitative study
Authors: Golnar Ghane, Maryam Esmaeili
Aim: This study aimed to explain the understanding of nursing students from the concept of patient‐centred care.
Design: This is an explorative and descriptive‐qualitative design.
Methods: The participants consisted of 15 nursing students who were selected through purposeful sampling, and data were collected through in‐depth, semi‐struc‐ tured interviews and analysed using a qualitative content analysis.
Results: Data analysis led to the identification of three categories including the follow‐ ing: the inevitability of patient‐centred care, the patient‐centredness in comprehen‐ sive care and the importance of nursing process in patient‐centred care. Introducing students to the concept of patient‐centred care and how it can be achieved seems necessary during nursing education. Introducing a module on patient‐centred care to the nursing curriculum is suggested to familiarize students with this concept.
KEYWORDS: content analysis, nursing student, patient‐centred care