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Mahmoodian H, Sara H. Compliance with the Code of Nursing Ethics to Deal HIV/AIDS Patients among Nurses Work in Internal and Surgical Wards of On of the Hospitals in Shiraz in 2015. IJMEHM 2018; 11 :100-117
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1- Instructor of medical education in ethics ward, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2- Medical Doctor (MD), Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
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Ethical approach is one of the most important features of medical staffs expected to be used. One of the most important diseases that have been allocated to high moral challenges is HIV/AIDS. Nurses should provide standard care to these patients in their professional careers. In this descriptive study, 136 nurses working in the internal and surgical wards of one of the hospitals in Shiraz were selected through a cross-sectional questionnaire in 2015.Frequency of compliance with ethical values of nurses toward HIV/AIDS patients within various aspects showed that in total 40.4% of nurses in the observance of moral values has unsatisfactory performance, 33.1% relatively good performance and 26.5% has optimal performance. (P-value: 0.018)The mean score of different dimensions to separate parts of questionnaire showed no significant difference in dealing with AIDS patients among nurses according to different ages, sex and working years. The mean score of the separation of education in the respect of client/patient and keep his human dignity significantly differ between Diploma, B.S and M.S. Findings showed poor compliance with ethical code among nurses toward HIV/AIDS patients. Due to importance of ethical approach towards patients especially this vulnerable group of patients, regular educational program in relation to AIDS patients, in order to improve the quality of services, is recommended.
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Received: 2017/09/20 | Accepted: 2018/09/3 | Published: 2018/04/15

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