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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-44

Exploring health-care providers understanding and experiences of providing patient-centered care in hospitalized patients based on patient's bill of rights: A qualitative study

1 Student of Ph.D. by Research, Hospital Administration Research Center, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran
2 Ph.D Candidate of Health Services Administration, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran
3 Department of Biostatistics, Health Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

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Dr. Ghaahraman Mahmoudi
Hospital Administration Research Center, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jnms.jnms_38_21

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Context: Patient-centered care is associated with a higher rate of patients' satisfaction, better outcomes as well as more cost-effective care. On the other hand, the aim of the patient's bill of rights is to ensure that patients are adequately cared for which in turn increase the quality of medical care. Aims: This study aimed at explaining the experiences of health-care providers about providing patient-centered care in hospitalized patients based on patient's bill of rights. Setting and Design: This qualitative study was conducted in 2018 using content analysis approach. Participants were 21 clinical nurses, nurse managers, and other health-care managers who worked in Iranian hospitals. Materials and Methods: Data were collected purposefully using in-depth semi structured interviews and continued until data saturation. Interviews were recorded, immediately transcribed, and analyzed using Graneheim and Lundman's conventional content analysis. Statistical Analysis Used: Frequency table was applied for Describing data by using. statistical analysis was done by SPSS software version 26. Results: Data analysis resulted in the extraction of three main themes (value-based care, accountability in providing information, and providing suitable amenities) and five categories (providing sensitive care, providing ethical care, professional support, in seeking of information, and responding to informational needs)., Conclusions: The findings of the present study showed that health-care providers have satisfactory understanding and experience in providing patient-centered care in hospitalized patients, based on the patient's bill of rights. Understanding patient-centered care barriers, especially by health-care providers, can secure the patient's legal rights and provide a better and more quality service for patients and their families.

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