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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304251
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Japanese Nurses' Perceptions Regarding Relation with Foreign Patients
Author(s):
Hirota, Mari; Ito, Misae
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Nu
Author Details:
Mari Hirota, BSN, MSN, w5310002@yahoo.co.jp; Misae Ito, RN, RMW, MSN, PhD;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

The aim of this study is to clarify the issue on caring foreign patients in Japanese nurses who work in hospitals across the country.

Methods:

A structured questionnaire was distributed to nurses working in 1000 hospitals with 20 beds or more between July and October 2011, randomly selected and grouped by hospital bed size in Japan, except Miyagi, Iwate, and Ibaraki Prefectures. In each hospital four nurses were recruited to receive a questionnaire by the director of nursing. The questionnaire included demographic data such as age, sex, years working as a nurse, and linguistic competence; experience of relation with a foreign patient; and confusion experienced by nurses caring for him/her. 

Results:

758 questionnaires were returned with a response rate of 19.8%. About half of nurses experienced relation with a foreign patient in the past one year. As for the annual number of foreign patients, most were from 1~9 persons. Approximately 30% of the respondents replied their verbal ability to talk and to hear except Japanese as "the level that everyday life is possible" or "a simple word level." 90% of the nurses experiencing a foreign patient pointed out that the embarrassing experience with a foreign patient was "language." 

Conclusion:

Verbal ability of nurse self is a discouraging factor of caring foreign patient. It is suggested that to be solved the problem of language leads to confidence of a nurse caring a foreign patient. Therefore the learning enlightenment about culture or foreign people of the nurse is also necessary for the relation with foreign patient at the same time as it is essential to set up a verbal communication tool at a hospital.

Keywords:
foreign patient; random sampling; national survey
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleJapanese Nurses' Perceptions Regarding Relation with Foreign Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHirota, Marien_GB
dc.contributor.authorIto, Misaeen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Nuen_GB
dc.author.detailsMari Hirota, BSN, MSN, w5310002@yahoo.co.jp; Misae Ito, RN, RMW, MSN, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304251-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The aim of this study is to clarify the issue on caring foreign patients in Japanese nurses who work in hospitals across the country. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A structured questionnaire was distributed to nurses working in 1000 hospitals with 20 beds or more between July and October 2011, randomly selected and grouped by hospital bed size in Japan, except Miyagi, Iwate, and Ibaraki Prefectures. In each hospital four nurses were recruited to receive a questionnaire by the director of nursing. The questionnaire included demographic data such as age, sex, years working as a nurse, and linguistic competence; experience of relation with a foreign patient; and confusion experienced by nurses caring for him/her.  <p><b>Results: </b> <p>758 questionnaires were returned with a response rate of 19.8%. About half of nurses experienced relation with a foreign patient in the past one year. As for the annual number of foreign patients, most were from 1~9 persons. Approximately 30% of the respondents replied their verbal ability to talk and to hear except Japanese as "the level that everyday life is possible" or "a simple word level." 90% of the nurses experiencing a foreign patient pointed out that the embarrassing experience with a foreign patient was "language."  <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Verbal ability of nurse self is a discouraging factor of caring foreign patient. It is suggested that to be solved the problem of language leads to confidence of a nurse caring a foreign patient. Therefore the learning enlightenment about culture or foreign people of the nurse is also necessary for the relation with foreign patient at the same time as it is essential to set up a verbal communication tool at a hospital.en_GB
dc.subjectforeign patienten_GB
dc.subjectrandom samplingen_GB
dc.subjectnational surveyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:07Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:07Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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