Enhancing nurses'ethical practice : Development of a clinical ethics program.
There is increasing attention paid to ethics under managed care ; however, few clinical-based ethics programs are reported.
This paper reports the assessment and outcomes of one such program.
A quasi-experimental research design with t-tests is used to assess the outcome differences between participants and control groups.
There are twenty nurses in each ; they are assessed for comparability.
Differences are predicted on two outcomes using reliable and valid measures : nurses'time with their patients in ethics discussions, and nurses'opinions regarding their clinical ethics environments.
Results reveal a statistically significant difference (p<. 05) between the two groups, with modest positive change in the participants.
Additional exploratory analyses are reported on variables influential in health care services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Enseignement programmé, Equipe soignante, Ethique, Prévention, Impact environnement, Homme, Education santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Programmed education, Health care staff, Ethics, Prevention, Environment impact, Human, Health education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0432024
Code Inist : 002B31. Création : 25/01/1999.