Objective: This study examined the relationship of nurses’ caring behavior with the implementation of bedside handover between shifts. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional design was used in this study. A total of 153 nurses in three hospitals in Kepulauan Bangka Belitung Province, Indonesia took part in the study and filled out the Handover Evaluation Scale (HES) and Measuring of Nurses’ Caring Behavior (MNCB) questionnaires. Data were analyzed by performing Pearson correlation test. Results: There was a statistically significant relationship between the nurses’ caring behavior and bedside handover implementation (p = 0.000, r = 0.537). Conclusion: Nurses’ caring behavior is linked with the implementation of the bedside handover. Nurse managers are expected to improve the caring behavior of nurses and the implementation of bedside handovers by designing a supportive environment, providing periodic supervision, and conducting the evaluation.
- Bedside handover
- Caring nurse behavior