比較住院病人對隱私權的重視與獲得程度之差異

Translated title of the contribution: The comparison of the difference between the emphasis on and the receipt of patient privacy in the hospital setting

李秋桂, 林秋芬

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Abstract

Background: Privacy is a unique privilege for humans. Enhancing the balance between the importance given to patient privacy and the receipt of this privacy by patients is one key approach to improving the relationship between patients and the hospital. Purpose: This study compared the difference between the importance of patient privacy and receipt of this privacy by patients as a reference for future patient privacy policy planning. Method: This study was a cross-sectional design. We randomly sampled three hospitals in northern Taiwan and investigated patients using a questionnaire. The questionnaire was self-designed and verified for reliability and validity. We used frequency and percentage to describe demographic data and used a t-test to compare the deviation between the emphasis on and receipt of patient privacy. Results: There were 296 valid samples in this study and the effective rate was 84.57%. The highest degree of importance was information privacy and the lowest was physical privacy. Physical privacy (t = 3.04, p <.001) and mental privacy (t = 2.42, p <.01) exhibited significant differences between emphasis and receipt. Demographic data on gender, age, education level, marital status, and occupation. Type of hospital and ward level correlated with the emphasis and receipt of privacy. Conclusion: The importance of privacy for physical and mental wellbeing was higher than the actual receipt of this privacy among the patient sample. The importance of privacy for married individuals and young women with high education levels was higher, while males and less-educated individuals scored lower in terms of privacy receipt. Medical agencies must provide higher levels of physical and mental privacy in order to enhance patient satisfaction.

Translated title of the contributionThe comparison of the difference between the emphasis on and the receipt of patient privacy in the hospital setting
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)61-71
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Nursing
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • Inpatients
  • Privacy
  • Right

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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