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Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences.
Impact of the Dimensions of
Diversity on the Quality of Nursing Care: The Case of Slovenia
Starc*, Karmen Erjavec
Faculty of Health Sciences, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
key to diversity in nursing is that nurses can provide competent nursing
care to patients, within the scope of their responsibilities, regardless of
the patients’ personalities or primary and secondary factors.
To research which dimensions of diversity influence the attitude of nurses
towards patients and the quality of nursing care.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
This research study is based on the descriptive and causal non-experimental
method of empirical research. The independent samples t-test was used, and
the within subjects ANOVA with the Bonferroni posthoc test.
There are statistically significant differences among the dimensions of
diversity in the arithmetic means of the ratings of the impact on the
quality of nursing (F (1.407, 579.658) = 103.307, p < 0.001). Based on the
Bonferroni test, the impact of the “personality” dimension was rated
statistically significantly higher than the impact of the dimensions of
“primary factors” (p < 0.001) and “secondary factors” (p < 0.001).
The diversity factors should be taken into account when developing knowledge
of nurses for managing patients' diversity. In modern nursing care, the safe
clinical environment needs to enable the patient to feel safe and dignified.
Citation: Starc J, Erjavec K. Impact of the
Dimensions of Diversity on the Quality of Nursing Care: The Case of
Slovenia. Open Access Maced J Med Sci. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.086
Keywords: patient; patient diversity management; nurse; nursing care;
*Correspondence: Jasmina Starc. Faculty of Health Sciences, Novo
Mesto, Slovenia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 18-Mar-2017; Revised: 11-Apr-2017; Accepted: 12-Apr-2017; Online
Copyright: © 2017 Jasmina Starc, Karmen Erjavec. This is an
open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Funding: This research did not receive any financial support.
Competing Interests: Publication of this paper has been supported by
Roche Macedonia DOOEL Skopje.