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Identifying Factors Leading to Poor Nursing Practices among Registered Nurses of Health Care Settings in Lahore Pakistan

Reeba Saleem  

Journal Title:Texila International Journal of Nursing
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Background: Theories of behavior change indicate that a careful analysis of different changing factors is helpful when trying to influence professional practice.1There are many such factors faced by nurses, which lead to poor practices among nurses. The aim of this study was to identify the factors that lead to poor nursing practices among Registered Nursesin Health Care setting Of Lahore Pakistan Method: A descriptive cross sectional survey was used to identify the factors that lead to poor nursing practice. To carry out this survey, a convenient sample of n=30 Registered Nurses was selected from those Registered Nurses, who are studying at College of Nursing and at the same time they are practicing too. A self-administered questionnaire consisting of 14 declarative statements was administered to the participants for the purpose of data collection. Results: A 100% response rate was achieved. The prominent factors identified, leading to poor nursing practices included shortage of staff, high work load, poor time management, poor task organization, unhealthy work environment, unavailability of proper equipment’s, lack of clinical experience, lack of professional knowledge and poor communication skills. Conclusion: It was concluded that numerous factors that lead to poor nursing practices have been identified i.e. shortage of staff, high work load, poor time management etc., also these factors should have to reduce to enhance quality of nursing care and making nursing practice more better. This study has laid the foundation for further research in to implementation of good practice by nurses in hospitals by identifying factors that lead to poor practice. Keywords: Factors Leading to Poor Nursing Practices among Registered, Different Approaches to Nursing practice, Significance of study, Ethical Consideration, Data analysis, Discussion, summary  

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