Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Self-Dignity and Demographic Characteristics: An Empirical Study on Nursing Professionals

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Major Navjeet Kaur & Dr. Harminder Kaur Gujral


Abstract The human beings have the right to be valued for their intrinsic worth, they are born with. They should be treated empathically and ethically. The purpose of the present research is to study the perception of nurses towards their dignity during service. The study has been conceptualized on demographical variables and the factors contributing to nurses’ perception towards their dignity. A sample of 99 nurses was randomly taken for the study and SPSS was used to analyse the obtained data. The findings reflect that factors like gender, age, marital status, qualification and number of years of service play an important role in the perception of nurses for their dignity. The effect of these demographical variables was studied on the cognitive and behavioural factors like gesture and respect shown by patients for nursing care, updated knowledge for their profession, trust of patients, discomfort informed by patients during treatment, treated professionally by physicians and other paramedical staff, importance of nursing profession to the health care organization, fear of assault or molestation, honour or praise for their hard-work, dedication towards service. The implication of the study would be that health care organization should be sensitized towards self-dignity amongst nurses and implement appropriate measures to improve the nurses’ perception towards self-dignity.

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