Volume 8, Issue 4 (11-2015)                   IJMEHM 2015, 8(4): 81-90 | Back to browse issues page

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Foroutan B, Abolhassani M, Salehipour S, Karimi A, Dehghanizadeh F, Rezvani N et al . Patients' views on observance of nursing ethics in Imam Hussein Hospital in Shahroud during 2015. IJMEHM 2015; 8 (4) :81-90
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1- Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran , behzad_foroutan@hotmail.com
2- Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
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Ethics is important in all professions, particularly in nursing, since morality and commitment in nurses can play a significant role in improving patients’ health and recovery. The nursing profession is therefore rooted in ethics, and the observance of nursing ethics is more important than other aspects of health care. This study aimed to determine patient's views on standards of professional ethics in nursing practice in Imam Hussain Hospital during 2015.

This was a cross-sectional study conducted on 575 patients in different wards of Imam Hussein Hospital in Shahroud. Research instrument was a 22-item questionnaire designed by the researchers to evaluate nurses’ observance of professional ethics in the three dimensions of accountability, improvement of care quality, and respect for patients. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 20 software.

The mean age of participants in this study was 51.32 (± 19.03), and 299 participants (52%) were male. The mean total score of professionalism was 18.38 (± 2.74), and the relationship between age and observance of professional ethics was statistically significant (P = 0.006).

According to the subjects of this study, the nurses’ observance of professional ethics was relatively good and at a desirable level. It is recommended to utilize a variety of learning styles and employ the services of professors of nursing ethics in order to enhance the quality of nursing education with respect to professional ethics.

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Received: 2015/09/16 | Accepted: 2015/11/28 | Published: 2015/12/1

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