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Gap Between Theory and Practice Among the Nurses of Tertiary Care Hospitals of Lahore Pakistan
Uzma Firdos *, Muhammad Hussain1, Muhammad Afzal1, Syed Amir Gilani2
1Nursing Department, Nursing, University of Lahore, Pakistan
2Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore, Pakistan

Background: Nursing care ensure the wellbeing of the patients and ultimately the society. Nurses are responsible for the patient care and efficient health care services, so, without nurse’s patient cannot receive the required health care services. Therefore, role of nurses cannot be ignored in the health care sector. Methodology: This study utilizes the descriptive and cross-sectional study design. The data was collected from 155 nurses of tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan through a self-administered questionnaire. Moreover, SPSS 21 was utilized for data analysis. Results: The results of the current study show that there exists gap between the theory and practices which becomes the reason of patients suffering at the public hospitals. This gap between theory and practices may become the reason of slow recovery, patient safety and other critical health issues of patients. Discussion: During the progression of research, it has been observed that mainstream of the nurses who have been employed in different tertiary care hospitals in Lahore were female (96%).  The finding of this study was in the agreement with Carlson-Babila study (2017) who reported that gap. Predominance of female nurses in current study is since a very few numbers of males adopt nursing as profession.
Keywords: Gap; Theory and Practices; Patient Care; institutions
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Int. J. Grad. Res. Rev.Vol-5, Issue-1: 47-59