THE ROLE OF NURSES AS ADVOCATES AND COMMUNICATORS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INFORMED CONSENT PREOPERATIVE IN CEMPAKA ROOM DR. ISKAK HOSPITAL TULUNGAGUNG
Keywords:The role of nurses, informed consent, preoperative
Surgery is one of the health action. The action was likely to pose a risk to the patients. Provide information about actions to be taken minimalize risk to the patient. The information given when the patient will undergo surgery contained in the informed consent. Informed consent aims to protect health workers from the legal problems that may arise from sense of dissatisfaction of patient for acts that happen because of less information that given by health workers (Veronica, 2002). The purpose of this study is identify role of the nurse as advocate and communicator in implementation of informed consent preoperative, therefore the research conducted on 2nd to 17th January 2012 in the Cempaka Room RSUD dr. Iskak Hospital Tulungagung. Design of research is descriptive. Population in this study all nurses in the Cempaka Room dr. Iskak Hospital Tulungagung. It was used total sampling technique, so that there are 15 nurses for sample. Collecting data by questionnaire for general data and observation list on specific data. Data analysis technique by percentages. The result of research role as advocate and communicator small portion (6,7%) have a role as advocate and communicator in implementation of informed consent preoperative good, (26,7%) is quite good, almost half (40%) less, and few others (26,7%) is not good. the conclusion of the research that role of the nurses as advocate and communicator in implementation of informed consent preoperative in the Cempaka Room dr. Iskak Hospital Tulungagung is less. Therefore, nurses need to increase knowledge to better understand importance of legal aspects and implementation the role of nurses and working for institution to establish the procedure of informed consent. So that, nurses can be performed professionally, responsibly, and accountably in their roles and function. Their can improve services optimally too.