Attitudes towards HIV/AIDS patients and empathic tendencies: A study of Turkish undergraduate nursing students


Ozakgul A. A. , Sendir M. , Atav A. S. , Kiziltan B.

NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, cilt.34, ss.929-933, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.10.018
  • Dergi Adı: NURSE EDUCATION TODAY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.929-933

Özet

Background: Studies indicate that the attitudes of nurses, nursing students, and other health care professionals towards Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients are affected by cultural differences and the fear of HIV/AIDS infection, resulting in both negative attitudes and reluctance to care for these patients. Empathy is critical for all health professionals in the delivery of effective care. Research indicates that as empathic tendencies develop, so do better communication skills, better attitudes, and better quality of care.