The purpose of this article, a product of two earlier studies, is to examine, compare and interpret the perceptions of British and American undergraduates regarding ethical nursing....
Research questions guiding these studies were :
How do British and American nursing students describe ethical nursing, or nursing as it ought to be done ? and What do they describe as the difficulties of living up to their their ethical standards ?
The method was qualitative ; specifically, a grounded theory approach was used.
The sample comprised 35 4th year baccalaureate nursing students ; (12 British, 23 American).
The settings were two higher educational organizations in the north of England and one in the Midwest of the United States.
Informants were volunteers who gave informed consent...
Data were colected through audiotaped interviews and analysed through the constant comparative method.
Results, presented in the informants words, revealed that these two groups espoused many similar attitudes about hospital nursing.
They voiced a commitment to the ethical principle of respect for the client as evidenced by listening, providing information, and encouraging a climate for self-determination.
They valued caring about how one did one's work and how patients were treated.
They described caring as'the little things'They showed integration of theoretical ethics in their perceptions of nursing practice.
They voiced concern about the pressure to conform to group influence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enquête, Hôpital, Infirmier, Soin, Ethique, Formation professionnelle, Etude comparative, Etudiant, Relation soignant soigné, Qualité, Etats Unis, Royaume Uni
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Survey, Hospital, Nurse, Care, Ethics, Occupational training, Comparative study, Student, Health staff patient relation, Quality, United States, United Kingdom
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 96/02 V
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199701.