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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2001 Jun;31(3):380-390. Korean. Original Article.
Kwon SB , Chi SA , Back KS , Yu SO , Ju SN , Kim BJ , Lee HS , Ann OH .
Department of Nursing Science in Chung-Ang University, Korea.
Nursing Department in Su-Won Women's College, Korea.
Department of Nursing Science in Jeon-Ju Uh-Suk University, Korea.

PURPOSE: This study was designed to explore the perceptions of quality nursing care among nurses. METHOD: The data were analyzed using content analysis. The data were collected from 19 nurses who worked at diverse clinical areas in 8 general and university hospitals with over 400 beds. RESULT: 1. The attributes of quality nursing care were categorized into 7 hierarchies in the order of 'caring' (40.65%), 'specialty' (29.03%), 'nurse attainments' (15.48%), 'patient- centered nursing management' (6.45%), 'sincerity' (5.16%), 'kindness' (2.58%), 'satisfaction' (0.65%). 2. The concept of quality nursing care were defined as 'giving a satisfaction both to patients and nurses through patient-centered nursing management with specialty and caring in the ground of the kindness and sincerity'. CONCLUSION: Based on there findings, we suggest that the study results should be used for development of a quality assurance tool in nursing practice, patient care in hospital setting, education of nurses and nursing students. In addition, further repeated studies need to be conducted.

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