6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
University of Maribor, Slovenia
Title: Caring in the pediatric nursing in Slovenia
Biography: Barbara Kegl
Caring for a person has to be a core basic value of the member of nursing team, as care work is carried out by the people for the people. Caring nursing, care treatment and good interpersonal relations offer patients safety, maintaining dignity, humanity, integrity and acceptance. The empirical research is based on quantitative methodology. We used a validated questionnaire (Caring Nurse-Patient Interaction Scale) for members of the nursing team and for parents of hospitalized children. A structured survey questionnaire contained 70 claims classified in ten Caritas processes. We found out that members of the nursing team are average estimating themselves very well on all 70 claims, while parents’ estimation of their work was not so good. The study of a network of human relations that make up a part of everyday life is interesting to sociology and health care. In her theory (Theory on Human Caring Science) Jean Watson stressed the importance of care and interpersonal relationships, which are the most important in nursing, but still difficult to implement in the abundance of tasks and pressures often felt by the members of the nursing team in the workplace.