Filipino Nurses’ Caring Responses to Transcultural Encounters: A Case in Point for Hospital Administration
This study aimed to determine the transcultural encounters and responses of the nurses in the selected tertiary hospitals in Iloilo City. It adapted the data gathering tool of Cang-Wong Murphy and Adelman which was developed in 2009. Another data gathering method employed was the focus group discussion (FGD). The researcher conducted the FGD in every hospital in separate schedules depending upon the availability of the informants. Grounded theory method was employed. It has been evident that Ilonggo nurses are not indifferent to this phenomenon, finding it beneficial to practice the emergent “Makibagay Theory”- a culture engrained to any Ilonggo. This encompasses the value system such as compassion, respect and empathy. Thus, affirming the global image known as the Tender Loving Care of the Filipino nurse which reflects the Ilonggo nurse as highly value-oriented.