Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: January-March | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 61-64
Challenges Faced By Nurses for Implementation of Nursing Process in Special Units at Teaching Hospital Jaffna
Thuvaraka S1, Vijayanathan S2, Pakeerathy M3, Subathra R4, Laavanya M5, Priyanthi WN6
1,2,3,4Teaching Hospital, Jaffna
5,6The Open University of Sri Lanka
Corresponding Author: Priyanthi WN
The nursing process is a systematic problem-solving approach used to identify, prevent and treat actual or potential health problems and promote wellness. Implementation of nursing process will improve the patient care and decreases morbidity rate and hospital stay. In Teaching Hospital Jaffna, rate of morbidity and hospital stay are increased because of less consideration on application of nursing process. Therefore it was decided to conduct a study to assess the nurses’ knowledge on nursing process and to identify the factors impact on implementation of nursing process in special units at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 100 nurses working in special units at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Convenient sampling method was used. Data were collected by using structured self-administrated questionnaire. Data were analyzed in descriptive statistical method. Among the participants 63% were females; 60% were less than 30 years; 76% were Tamils; 64% were Hindus, 46% nurses had 3-6 years working experience; 31% of participants from Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). Results show that 17% of nurses had enough knowledge about nursing process. 88% and 69.8% of nurses reported that less time and workload are the major personnel barriers for implementing nursing process respectively. Institutional factors took the greatest part for lack of implementation of nursing process. Government must reemphasize on the provision of adequate resources to improve the practice of nursing process.
Keywords: Challenges, Factors, Nurses, Nursing process, Teaching Hospital.