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Scientific Researches in Health Sciences II

Edited By Fatma Eti Aslan, Gökay Kurtulan and Hayat Yalın

After the COVID pandemic in 2020, the importance of health services was once again understood by the whole world. Scientific research in the field of health services contributes greatly to the development of health services.

In this book, there are a total of 26 chapters in 4 different scientific fields: 6 in nutrition and dietetics, 11 in nursing, 6 in physiotherapy and rehabilitation and 3 in health management.

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Muzaffer Saraç and Gökay Kurtulan

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Difficulties and Challenges in the Field of Nurses Providing Home Care Services

Abstract

Objective: This study was carried out to determine the characteristics of the institution providing home care service, the difficulties that nurses experience in home care service, the difficulties in patient care and their educational needs.

Materials and Methods: The universe of the study consisted of 54 nurses working in the home care unit of İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality as of the study period. Fifty-four home care nurses who worked in the unit between February and March 2018 and agreed to participate in the study were included in the study. Data were collected with a questionnaire form based on literature information and observations. In the first part of the questionnaire form, there are questions about the socio-demographic characteristics of home care nurses and the functioning of their professional and institutional work. In the second part, there are 5-point Likert-type questions under five headings: difficulties related to the institution, difficulties experienced by the nurses, difficulties related to the physical environment at patients’ home, difficulties related to patients and their relatives, and difficulties related to the office environment. Percentage distribution, simple and one-way analysis of variance (t-test and One-Way ANOVA) were used to analyze the data.

Results: Most of the nurses are women aged 30 and over, graduated from health-vocational high school and working in the institution for 1-3 years. Eighty-one percent of the nurses have difficulties in providing services. The...

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