A postal survey was conducted among 200 Finnish occupational physicians and nurses on their ethical values and problems.
Both groups considered'expertise'and'confidentiality'as the most important core values of occupational health services (OHS) corresponding with newly published national ethical guidelines for occupational physicians and nurses in Finland.
Nearly all respondents had encountered ethically problematic situations in their work, but ethical problems with gene testing in the near future were not considered likely to occur.
Only 41% of the nurses and 36% of the physicians had received some training in the ethics of OHS, and 76% of all respondents never used available ethical guidelines.
According to the results, even if ethics play a vital role in OHS, the ability to critically evaluate one's own performance seems quite limited.
This creates a need for further training and more practicable national guidelines.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Ethique, Equipe soignante, Médecin, Infirmier, Enquête, Questionnaire, Recommandation, Evaluation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Ethics, Health care staff, Physician, Nurse, Survey, Questionnaire, Recommendation, Evaluation, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0031795
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 31/05/1999.