International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 210

Full Length Research Paper

Affective competency of Filipino nurses working in the hospitals of Taif City Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Daisy Andal Vicencio
  • Daisy Andal Vicencio
  • Department of Quality Control, Al-Ameen Hospital, P.O. Box 685 Taif 21944, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Adnan Amin Alsulaimani
  • Adnan Amin Alsulaimani
  • Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Taif University, P.O. Box 888 Taif 21974, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Fred B. Ruiz
  • Fred B. Ruiz
  • Graduate School, College of Nursing, Fatima University, Valenzuela, Philippines.
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Hatim Ali Elsheikh*
  • Hatim Ali Elsheikh*
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Taif University, P.O. Box 888 Taif 21974, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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  •  Accepted: 26 March 2015
  •  Published: 30 April 2015

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the affective competency of Filipino nurses working in five hospitals of Taif City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Transcultural Self-Efficacy Tool (TSET) Kit was used. The strength of self-efficacy perceptions of the nurses within the affective constructs shows that the five highest scores shows their own cultural heritage and belief systems, difference within their own cultural group, their own biases and limitations, role of family in providing health care and differences between cultural groups. The results indicate that the respondents are confident in giving care and are fully aware of the cultural background and culture specific health care that can affect nursing care. Respondents are confident in giving care to patient from a diverse culture. However, formal education seminars on transcultural nursing care in addition to training on Arabic Language will help them to communicate more effectively.

 

Key words: Nursing, Filipino workers, Saudi hospitals.