Moral reckoning in critical care units nurses

Roshanzadeh, M. and Borhani, F. and Mohammadi, S. (2015) Moral reckoning in critical care units nurses. Journal of Education and Ethics in Nursing, 4 (4).


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Introduction: The nurses especially in in critical care unitsfacing whit different moral challenges in the health system. ThatIf this situation is not resolved, will be leading to serious consequences for nurses, patients and health systems. In the process of these challenges the moral reckoning phenomenon can play a central role in the stability of personal values nurses. Thus, this study has been conducted with the aim of determining moral reckoning in the nurses. Methods and Materials: Cross sectional-analytical study on 211 intensive care unit nurses of Southern Khorasan hospitals in 2014. Samples were selected by accessible method and was used the 36-item instrument developed by the researcher. The data collected were analyzed by the software Spss16 and analyzed using descriptive (mean, standard deviation, frequency and relative frequency) and analytical methods (t-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient). Results: The results showed that the mean score of moral reckoningin nurses was (3.27±0.5). There was a significant relationship among the mean score of moral reckoning and age, number of service years (P<0.05). Conclusion: The results showed that people with more experience successfully spent moral reckoning levels in the workplace and perhaps they will be able to support role to other people, especially those less experienced in healthcare team.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Moral Reckoning, Moral Challenges, Intensive Care Units, Nurses
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WY Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 06:40
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 06:40

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