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-structured interviews and analysed using a qualitative content analysis.
Results:Data analysis led to the identification of three categories including the following: the inevitability of patient-centred care, the patient-centredness in comprehensive 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