Ethical Decision Making Levelsof Nursing Students

Dilek Sarı, Ebru Baysal, Gül Güneş Celik, Ismet Eşer

Abstract


Objective: The present study was conducted to determine nursing students’ levels of ethical decision-making.

Methods: The sample of the descriptive study consisted of 240 nursing students. The data were collected using the Student Information Form and “Nursing Dilemma Test”.

Results: It was found that Principled Thinking (PT) mean score (48.38±7.97) of nursing students was above average while their Practical Consideration (PC) mean score (17.87±4.13) was close to average. It was also determined that the nursing students participated in the study were not familiar (17.75±2.77) with the dilemmas included in the Nursing Ethical Dilemma Test.

Conclusion: The students paid attention to consider ethical principles when making decisions about ethical dilemmas; however, they are also affected by environmental factors as well. Sex and class level were found to be influential in the process of ethical decision making.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.343.14922

How to cite this:Sari D, Baysal E, Celik GG, Eser I. Ethical Decision Making Levels of Nursing Students. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(3):724-729.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.343.14922

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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