Differences in the Ethical Decision- Making of Nursing Faculty and Nursing Staff

TitleDifferences in the Ethical Decision- Making of Nursing Faculty and Nursing Staff
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsMartin, SD
JournalProfessional Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal
Volume2
Issue3-4
Pagination173-186
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1063-6579
Keywordsethical decision-making , MEDICINE , NURSING
AbstractEthical decision making is an integral part of nursing practice. However, substantive content related to ethics is applied inconsistently in nursing curricula and models of decision making for nurses are in a developing state. This study was conducted to compare differences between nursing staff and nursing faculty responses to selected ethical dilemmas. Fifty-two staff and thirty-three faculty completed Crisham's Nursing Dilemma Test. The group were distinctly different in age and educational level, the factors reported to enhance ethical decision making most consistently. However, no significant differences were found between the groups. This demonstrates a continuing need for nurses to receive education in bioethics and ethical decision making.
NotesCover Date: FALL-Winter 1993.Source Info: 2(3-4), 173-186. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 29-1. Subject: DECISION; ETHICS; NURSING. Update Code: 20100311.
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