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:: Volume 4, Issue 4 (winter 2016) ::
3 JNE 2016, 4(4): 1-8 Back to browse issues page
The effect of nursing ethics education on the moral judgment of nurses
A Azizi , MA Sepahvani , J Mohamadi
Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran , javad.m60@gmail.com
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Introduction: Judgments in nursing ethical issues is a qualification criterion. Promoting the principles of professional performance through an emphasis on ethical grounds is a way to strengthen ethical decision-making in the nursing profession. Consequently, the present study was to evaluate the effect of education on the moral judgment of nurses. Methods: this was a quasi-experimental study using pretest-posttest and control group. The samples consisted of 30 nurses. They were nurses from a hospital in the Tabriz, Iran in 2014. Moral judgment in two experimental and control groups (n = 15 per group) were studied randomly. After completion of 4 sessions (one session a week for 90 minutes a month) of nursing ethics education in the experimental group, post-test moral judgment was measured. Data were analyzed using analysis of covariance by SPSS version 20. Results: The results of the analysis of covariance showed that after the intervention, a significant decrease in the mean score of moral judgment was observed in the experimental group (P= 0.035). Therefore, in the experimental group nursing ethics training improved the moral judgment significantly. Conclusion: Nursing ethics training may increase nurses' moral judgment. This intervention is an effective program to promote moral judgment and can be used to improve the professional qualifications of nurses.
Keywords: Education, Ethics, judgment, Nurses
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Type of Study: Quantitative-Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/12/30 | Accepted: 2016/01/11 | Published: 2016/01/11
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Azizi A, Sepahvani M, Mohamadi J. The effect of nursing ethics education on the moral judgment of nurses . 3 JNE 2016; 4 (4) :1-8
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