Nursing graduates in the age group 20-30 years scored higher mean (50.18) than diploma graduates (47.73). But in the category of age above 30 years comparison could not be possible due to negligible (n=l) number of samples. Comparison within the Diploma graduates revealed that the sample having higher age (> 30 years) had better (mean = 49) knowledge score than the sample of 20-30 years (47.73). But it was not statistically significant.(D) Level of academic qualification does not influence knowledge of legal responsibility, though the mean scores of Diploma and B.Sc. (N) graduates in the (B.A. / B.Sc. pass) category was higher (50.44 & 53.50 respectively) as compared to 10 2 pass (47.48 and 49.79 respectively).(E) There was no significant difference in knowledge of legal responsibilities among nurses with varying years of experience.(F) The In-service education does play an important role in the enhancement of knowledge. But the relationship of LRKS with In-service education was not statistically significant because a full-fledged programme is not their for the graduates while in service.Research GapThe study is confined to one particular Community Health Centers at Chennai India. The study has taken into consideration on specific health care workers (i.e.’ Nurse). The project has taken in to account only to assess the knowledge domine of laws related to health care sector. It didn’t study about its implication in practice. METHODOLOGYType of Project The study proposes to use Descriptive Research Technique. Descriptive research also known as statistical research, describes data and characteristics about the population being studied.The Study proposes the following researchmethodologies, in sequence. This section deals with specifically the matter in which the study would be done, data type that would be used,
International Journal of Public Health Research Special Issue 2011, pp (199-218)205population frame, and sample size, procedures for data collection, analysis, interpretation, schedule and budget.Design TechniqueThe research design chosen for the study was non-experimental descriptive design which helps to provide factual information about existing phenomena and correlation between study variables.According to Polit and Hungler (2007) the purpose of this approach is to observe, describe and document the aspects of the situation. Since the investigator decided to study the awareness on legal aspects of health care among nurses. This approach was considered appropriate to explicitly elicit the need B .Target respondentsSetting of the StudyThe study was conducted at the Community Health CareUnits,at Chennai, India. These aregovernment health sectors rendering health care. The government health sector was chosen since their turnover of nurses is meager. PopulationThe nurse (Registered Nurses) working at various community health care unit in total 180 in numbers.