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Authors
Keywords
continuing education
ethical education
medical ethics
nursing ethics
Abstract
In complex and diversified clinical settings, social needs for patients' rights are increasingly demanded. Although clinical nurses have not received systematic ethics education, they will face ethical problems on a daily basis. To solve these problems, we are required to offer ethics education to clinical nurses. We have conducted a seminar on ethics for clinical nurses at Tottori University Hospital. The purpose of this study is to clarify the current status of nursing ethics. Sixty-six clinical nurses attended this seminar from Tottori University Hospital. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 61 nurses. The following data were found: i) 56% had experience with ethical problems, ii) 49% have criteria for ethical judgment, iii) 83% answered that their understanding of ethics has deepened through this seminar and iv) almost all nurses who attended this seminar realized that nurses play an important role in advocating patients' self determination. Based on the results, we concluded that a seminar on nursing ethics provides opportunities for nurses to review his or her practice, to look back on their own nursing and to think about what ethical problems are. These findings also indicated the importance of continuing education on this problem for clinical nurses.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
43
Issue
1
Start Page
69
End Page
72
Published Date
2000-03
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2000, 43(1), 69-72
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English