Intercultural Empathy of Foreign Nurses on Patients’ Safety
Volume 5 - Issue 6, June 2022 Edition
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Multicultural, foreign, intercultural empathy, patient safety
This research identified the intercultural empathy of foreign nurses for patients' safety among selected nurses in Dhahran Al Janoub General Hospital in Abha, Saudi Arabia, and presented programs to improve patient safety using the descriptive-correlation method with the aid of questionnaires distributed among the thirty randomly selected Filipino, Indian, Sudanese and Saudi Arabian respondent nurses using English as the medium language. This study determined the intercultural empathy of foreign nurses for patients' safety wherein most of the respondent nurses belong to the age bracket 41 and above, are female-dominated, married, baccalaureate degree holders, and have five years and below in the service as nurses. The intercultural empathy of foreign nurses for patients' safety as perceived by the nurses is 4.48, described as "High." This result can be attributed to behavioral, emotional, relational, and cognitive factors. There are also no significant differences in the intercultural empathy of foreign nurses for patients' safety as perceived by nurses across their profile variables. There are, as well, no significant relationships between the intercultural empathy of foreign nurses on patients' safety as perceived by the nurses and their profile variables. Based on the salient findings, conclusions were drawn, and recommendations were made to propose intervention programs to mitigate clinical errors and improve the quality of healthcare given to patients considering the intercultural empathy of foreign nurses for patients' safety at all costs.
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