Individualization of care signifies assessing each patient individually, considering patients' clinical characteristics, clinical situation, and personal life situation, and allowing them to have control over their own care decisions.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate to what extent individualism is considered from the perspectives of both patients and nurses. The population of this descriptive study consisted of 130 nurses working in a public hospital and 160 patients receiving care from these nurses. The sample consisted of 103 nurses and 160 patients who agreed to participate in the study. The data were collected by using personal information form prepared by the researchers, Individualized Care Scale-Patient version and Individualized Care Scale-Nurse version.
A statistically significant difference was determined between the individualized care scores of nurses and patients (p = 0.000). It was found that nurses' individualized care scores were higher than patients.
It was determined that nurses' Individualized Care Scale total scores were higher than patients' Individualized Care Scale total scores. In accordance with this result, it can be recommended to enable patients to perceive and feel this approach of nurses and express it with feedbacks.