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dc.contributor.authorvan de Mortel, TF
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-25
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-17T22:31:57Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-02T00:45:02Z
dc.date.available2017-03-02T00:45:02Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.date.modified2014-09-17T22:31:57Z
dc.identifier.issn1037-6178
dc.identifier.doi10.5172/conu.16.1-2.133
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/62964
dc.description.abstractA questionnaire was used to determine registered and enrolled nurses' knowledge of, and attitudes towards patients with hepatitis C. The research aim was to discover if nurses held discriminatory attitudes towards patients with hepatitis C, and to determine how their knowledge of hepatitis C and their demographic characteristics impacted on their attitudes and practices. One thousand questionnaires were distributed to nurses (20 were returned unopened). One hundred and sixty of the remaining 980 were returned (16.3%).The majority of nurses reported non-discriminatory attitudes towards patients with hepatitis C. A number of variables impacted on nurses' level of hepatitis C knowledge and their willingness to care for patients with hepatitis C. These variables included nurses' level of experience, perceptions of personal risk of contracting hepatitis C in the workplace, and recent incidents of sharps injuries. Strategies to reduce the level of staff anxiety related to hepatitis C infection and risks of transmission may further increase the willingness of nurses to care for hepatitis C-positive persons.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publishereContent Management Pty Ltd
dc.publisher.placeSippy Downs
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom133
dc.relation.ispartofpageto143
dc.relation.ispartofissue1-2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalContemporary Nurse
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleRegistered and enrolled nurses' knowledge of hepatitis C and attitudes towards patients with hepatitis C.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codec1x
gro.facultyGriffith Health Faculty
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorvan de Mortel, Thea F.


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