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ebrahimi H, sadeghian E, Seyedfatemi N. Exploring outcomes of respect for patient autonomy in hospital: a qualitative research. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2014; 22 (2) :15-25
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1205-en.html
1- Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
2- Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health Services , sadeghianefat@gmail.com
3- Iran Medical University
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Background:Consideration of patient autonomy is an essential element in individualized and patient-centered care. Since outcomes of respect for patient autonomy, as one of the four key principles of ethical practice and health-related, is required for autonomy support and it is not clear this study was performed to explore outcomes of respect for patient autonomy in hospital.

Methods:This study was conducted with qualitative research approach and conventional content analysis method in 2013. With the use of purposeful sampling 13 patients, 7 nurses and 1 doctor were interviewed over a 10-month period in Tabriz and Hamadan teaching hospitals of Iran. The data were obtained by interviews with participants. The data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis method and using MAXQDA10 software.


Result:out of 21 contributors included in study, we concluded 494 primary code, 13sub categories and four themes that indicated nature and dimensions of patients’ perception from consequences of respect for patient’s autonomy. These themes included: 1. Mental and physical comfort 2. Reduce dependence 3. Adherence 4. Trust.

Conclusion:Resultsof this study showed outcomes of respect for patient autonomy. These results can help the treatment team until motivate to respect for patient autonomy.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2014/04/13 | Accepted: 2014/07/20 | Published: 2014/07/24

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