Paper Information

Journal:   MEDICAL ETHICS   SUMMER 2014 , Volume 8 , Number 28; Page(s) 143 To 165.
 
Paper: 

MASTER OF SCIENCE NURSING STUDENTS’ REASONING ABILITIES IN TEHRAN MEDICAL SCIENCE UNIVERSITIES IN DEALING WITH ETHICAL DILEMMAS

 
 
Author(s):  REJEH N., HERAVI KARIMAVI M., BORHANI F., KHATOONI A.R., ZIRAK M.
 
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Abstract: 

Introduction and propose: According to some evidence in most countries. Nurses with high educational qualifications, are not qualified to express their ideas.
Methods: This study aims to determine the level of Master of Science nursing students’ ethical reasoning and its related factors. This descriptive correlation study was conducted in Tehran, 2012. Samples of the study consisted of 236 master nursing students. The instrument used in it was nursing dilemma test (NDT) questionnaire which was based on Kohlberg theory of ethical development. Results: In this study, 27 nursing students (11.3%) pre-conventional level, 68 students (28.7%) in conventional and 112 nursing students (47.8%) in the post-conventional and 29 (12.1%) nursing students were within the clinical considerations. Also, the experience level of nursing students ' moral reasoning was significant negative correlation was found. Conclusion: This study showed that although about half of the nursing students in the post-conventional stage of moral development were acceptable, but still a significant number of them are in the lower level of moral development. This shows the need for greater attention to moral education nursing students in planning nursing courses.

 
Keyword(s): MORAL REASONING, MORAL DILEMMAS, NURSING STUDENTS
 
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