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Momivand M, Ghodousi A, Yavari N. Comparison of the Moral Conflict of Pre-Hospital Emergency Personnel with Nurses of ophthalmology departments in Isfahan Ophthalmology Hospitals in 2017. ijme. 2018; 11 (1) :365-375
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6039-en.html
1- Department of Nursing, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Community Health Research Center, Isfahan (khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
3- PhD Candidate of Medical Ethics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1664 Views)
Professional nurse should be familiar with the principles of biomedical ethics and how to deal with situations of moral conflict. Nurses encounter a variety of ethical conflicts in their work environments, which, if not properly educated for that, may be destructive. One of the first steps to recognize and help resolve moral conflicts seems to be a better understanding of the underlying causes of these conflicts. For this purpose, this study compared the exposure of pre-hospital emergency staff and nurses of the ophthalmologic departments in Isfahan with ethical conflicts in their careers. This descriptive-analytic study was performed on 44 pre-hospital emergency personnel and 42 nurses in ophthalmic and postgraduate degrees. Data were collected using Falco's moral conflict questionnaire. The results were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequency distribution tables, dispersion indexes, and mean and analytical statistics such as T test and ANOVA. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 8. The results of this study showed that the prevalence of ethical conflicts among pre-hospital emergency personnel with a mean of 61.65 was higher than nurses in ophthalmic departments with an average of 40.23. Therefore, according to the results of this study, the degree of exposure to ethical conflict situations for pre-hospital emergency personnel more common in comparison with the staff of the elective hospital units in more stressful situations. The degree of exposure to ethical conflict situations is also more significant for pre-hospital emergency personnel than nurses in the ophthalmic departments.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing ethics
Received: 2018/07/29 | Accepted: 2019/01/12

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