Paper Information

Journal:   MEDICAL ETHICS   WINTER 2016 , Volume 9 , Number 34; Page(s) 55 To 76.
 
Paper: 

THE RELATIONSHIP OF NURSE’S MORAL REASONING, MORAL BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH WITH THEIR MORAL METACOGNITION

 
 
Author(s):  ASHOORI JAMAL*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, KHORASGAN BRANCH, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, ISFAHAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and aim: Moral metacognition reflects knowledge of persons from moral nature, principles and processes. Moral metacognition is affected by variables such as moral reasoning, moral behavior and general health. The aim of this research was investigate the relationship of nurses moral reasoning, moral behavior and general health with their moral metacognition.
Methods: This is a descriptive analytical study of correlation. The statistical population were included all nurses in hospitals of 15 Khordad and Shahid Mofatteh in Varamin suburb in 2014. Totally 90 nurses were selected through simple random sampling. All of them completed the questionnaires of moral reasoning, moral behavior, general health and moral metacognition. Data was analyzed using Pearson correlation and stepwise regression by using of SPSS-19.
Findings: There is positive and significant relationship between moral reasoning (r=0.35), moral behavior (r=0.42) and general health (r=0.29) with moral metacognition (p
£0.01). In a predicted model, moral behavior, general health and moral reasoning predicted 37.2 percent of moral metacognition. The share of moral behavior was higher compare to other variables.
Conclusion: According to findings, moral behavior, general health and moral reasoning were the most important predictors of moral metacognition. Therefore, it is suggested that planners and counselors consider the symptoms of these variables and design appropriate programs to promoting of the nurses moral metacognition.

 
Keyword(s): MORAL REASONING, MORAL BEHAVIOR, GENERAL HEALTH, MORAL META COGNITION, NURSING
 
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