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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 190--196

The correlation between respecting the dignity of cancer patients and the quality of nurse-patient communication

1 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Public Health Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Hematology and Oncology Research Center of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Department of Nursing, Nursing Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Marageh Branch, Tabriz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Azad Rahmani
Department of Medical Sciences Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, South Shariati Street, Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Province
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_46_18

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Context: Nurse–patient communication is one of the important factors affects the promotion and maintenance of the dignity of cancer patients in the hospital settings. Aims: This study aimed to determine the perceptions of cancer patients regarding respecting their dignity and its correlation with nurse–patient communication in the hospital settings. Subjects and Methods: This correlational study was conducted on 250 cancer patients admitted to the Oncology Departments of Tabriz Shahid Ghazi University Hospital, Iran. These patients were selected using a convenience sampling method. The Patient Dignity Inventory and Nurse Quality of Communication with Patient Questionnaire were used for collecting the data. Statistical Analysis Used: Descriptive and inferential statistics were applied to the data. Results: The score of nurse–patient relationship is significantly correlated with patient's dignity score (R = −0.21, P = 0.001). Conclusions: Due to the importance of nurse–patient communication on maintenance of the dignity of cancer patients, it is a necessary requirement to take proper actions in this area, particularly by promoting “nurse's communication skills.”


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