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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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ICV : 78.6

Abstract

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSES REGARDING PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS’ RIGHTS IN AL-AMAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, RIYADH CITY

Abdalla Osman* Smoual AwadAlla

ABSTRACT

Background: Although attention to human rights in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has been improving over the past decade, the human rights situation of persons with mental disorders is still far from satisfactory. Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the nurses? knowledge and attitudes regarding psychiatric patient rights in Al- Amal psychiatric hospital in Riyadh City. Methods: A Descriptive cross-sectional hospital based study carried out among 100 nurses working in Al-Amal psychiatric hospitals, data were collected by using self-administer questionnaire which is contain 25 questions, regarding patient rights in form of (Agree, disagree, I don?t know). It was analyzed by using SPSS version 21, and it displayed in tables. Results: Total 110 Participants, 100 (91%) of them completed the questionnaire. Majority of them have bachelor degree, and diploma nurse, and 71% were male and they have average of seven years experiences. Ninety percent of nurses stated that they had read legislation related to patients? rights. 100% of participants their mean score 2.79 indicate that they have a good knowledge and attitudes about patients? rights. Conclusion: Violation of patients? rights and health professionals? ignorance of appropriate practice means that there is an urgent need to reconsider how to approach this issue. However, human rights abuses persist, are widespread, and go essentially unremarked and unchallenged.

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