Outcomes of Observance Privacy in Hospitalized Patients: A Qualitative Content Analysis

Tayebeh Hasan Tehrani, Sadat Seyed Bagher Maddah, Masoud Fallahi-Khoshknab, Farhnaz Mohammadi Shahbooulaghi, Abbas Ebadi, Assistant Professor, Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Tehran, Iran, Professor, Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Life Style Institute, Faculty of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Teheran, Iran
2020 Avicenna Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Care  
In medical ethics, privacy is one of the main aspects of patient rights. Since the outcomes of respecting privacy as one of the dimensions of patient's rights are not clear, this study was performed to explore outcomes of observance for patient privacy in hospital. Methods: This study was conducted with qualitative research approach and contractual content analysis method. Participants included 20 patients hospitalized in the internal and surgical wards of Tehran's hospitals who were selected
more » ... who were selected based on purposeful sampling. Data was collected using semi-structured interviews. Then data was analyzed based on conventional content analysis method and using the MAXQDA 10 software. Results: Analyzing the interviews with patients, 56 primary codes, 13 subcategories and 4 themes were extracted, which indicated the perception of participants for consequences of observance for privacy. These themes included: preservation and promotion of the dignity of the patient, compromise with the existing situation, health development and satisfaction. Conclusion: The results of this study showed outcomes of observance for patient's privacy. With the treatment team's awareness of these consequences, the patients' expectations are respected, which leads to the provision of favorable health care and patient satisfaction.
doi:10.30699/ajnmc.27.6.441 fatcat:gkc4dl3fovfn5khdaee2nj7x6a