This study explored the perceptions of nurses employed in acute care nursing regarding the ethical quandaries in which they find themselves involved on a recurrent basis.
Sixty-five female nurses volunteered to participate in the study.
Data were collected over a 2-year period at four institutions.
Qualitative methods were used to collect and analyze the data.
Three categories were derived from the situational conditions described.
These were exploitation, ie, nurses' concern with the inhumane treatment of seriously ill patients; exclusion, ie, the lack of attention paid to patient wishes in treatment decisions; and anguish, ie, the powerlessness and frustration felt by nurses involved in ethical situations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pratique professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Ethique, Soin, Infirmier, Homme, Prise décision, Hôpital, Perception, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Professional practice, Health staff, Ethics, Care, Nurse, Human, Decision making, Hospital, Perception, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 93-0340953
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.