Effect of Self-Learning Module (SLM) on Knowledge Regarding Legal Aspects of Nursing Care among Nurses
Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health,
Every nurse must demonstrate safe and appropriate clinical practise in order to practise nursing care within legal regulations. It is essential to have up to date knowledge on legal implications of nursing care, to practice safe care. This study was performed to assess the effect of self-learning module (SLM) on knowledge regarding legal aspects of nursing care among nurses working in primary health centres(PHC).The Quantitative approach with one group, pre and post test design was used in this study. Fifty nurses working in primary health centres were selected using convenient sampling technique. A self – learning module (SLM) developed which refers to an independent learning material generated systematically by researchers on legal elements of patient care, such as admission and discharge procedures, protecting confidentiality, informed consent, common laws, and torts relating to patient care. The results show that the increase in knowledge level was significant at p = 0.001 in the post test. The gender (p =0.05) and academic qualification and previous knowledge on legal aspects of patient care was significant at p = 0.01 level.
- Self-learning module (SLM)
- legal aspects of nursing care
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