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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: May | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 175-179

Patients’ and Health Care Personnel’s Perception of Patient Privacy

Shine Thomas1, Brigit A P2

1Asst Professor, Mims College of Nursing, Malappuram.
2Asst Professor, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore.

Corresponding Author: Shine Thomas


Privacy is a basic human right. The concept of privacy pertains to all areas of human activity in society and it is used in many disciplines and is recognize as one of the important concept in nursing and health care ethics. The objectives were to determine patients’ perception of privacy, to assess health care personnel’s perception of privacy and to compare the patient’s privacy as perceived by patients’ and health care personnel. A quantitative descriptive research approach was used. The sample were the patients admitted for 3 to 15 days, within the age group of 12- 60 years and the health care personnel. Simple random sampling technique was used for selecting patients and healthcare personnel. The total sample was 140. The data was collected using the tools on the perception of patient’s privacy by patients and health care personnel. The data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings of the study showed that patients had higher perception of the privacy when compared to the health care personnel’s perception of patients’ privacy.

Key words: Privacy, Patient, Healthcare personnel, Perception.

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