St. Paul University Manila, Philippines
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Clin Exp Cardiolog
Historically, nurses have been known as persons who provide direct nursing care to individuals who are afflicted with any health condition. The passing of time and the development of new caring approaches have made a great impact on caring in the nursing profession. At present, nurses not only care for those who are afflicted with a certain health conditions, but also for people who actually need nursing care. However, caring behaviours of nurses continue to evolve with the changing of times. This research utilized an exploratory qualitative design and focused on the personal accounts of each participant on how they view caring behaviours of nurses. Participants included nurses themselves from different areas of nursing practice, patients with different stable medical conditions, relatives of patients, and other health care providers such as medical technologist and doctors. Data gathering procedures included individual interviews and focus group discussions. Data analysis utilized data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing/verification. This research identified six (6) caring behaviour indexes categorized into social and personal caring behaviours. Social caring behaviours include perform patient-centric care, express affinitive demeanor, and exhibit reverence to individualities. Personal caring behaviours include caring behaviours for patients and for self that include practice excellent work principles, exude wisdom-built presence, and demonstrate professional influence.
Hilario Noveno has completed his PhD in Nursing Education Major in Leadership and Management from St. Paul University Manila Graduate School, Philippines. He is currently pursuing a Family Nurse Practice degree. He was instrumental in the establishment of the BLS Training Center, creation of the new BSN curriculum, formulation of several clinical and laboratory manuals in the University of Tabuk, KSA. Prior to this, he served as a Dean for a College of Nursing in the Philippines where he achieved high board exam performance in the national licensure exams and school accreditation during his leadership.