To determine the nurses'attitudes towards ethical issues and their attributes in Saudi hospitals.
Data was collected through a self administered questionnaire from a random sample of 443 nurses working in various Ministry of Health hospitals in different health regions in Saudi Arabia.
Data collection was conducted from July 1997 to February 1998.
Chisquare test was utilized to determine if the nurses'educational qualification and duration of work in Saudi Arabia influenced their perceptions regarding the ethical issues and their attributes.
Majority of the nurses surveyed by this study perceived that ethical issues did not exist in their hospitals.
However, a sizable proportion of the respondents indicated that nursing ethical issues existed in their hospitals.
The most prevalent issue appeared to be the inappropriate disclosure by nurses of confidential patient medical information.
The nurses'educational qualification and duration of work in Saudi Arabia did not have any statistically significant influence on their perceptions regarding the existence of ethical issues in their hospitals.
Concerning the attributes that lead to the existence of ethical issues, the absence of policies and procedures specifying the rights and duties of nurses was perceived by the respondents to be the most important attribute that led to the existence of ethical issues in their hospitals. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Attitude, Variation, Infirmier, Qualification professionnelle, Durée, Travail, Ethique, Arabie Saoudite, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Attitude, Variations, Nurse, Professional qualification, Duration, Work, Ethics, Saudi Arabia, Asia
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0170757
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 16/11/1999.