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Rafieei M, Mohammadi N, Shobeiri F, Roshanaei G. Awareness rate of nurses & midwives working in the hospitals of Hamadan on principals of professional ethics in 2013. Pajouhan Sci J 2014; 13 (1) :24-32
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-111-en.html
1- Msc Student of Nursing, Students Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- Instructor of Community Health Nursing, Research Center for Child & Maternity Care, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3- Mother & Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , fshobeiri@yahoo.comCOM
4- Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, School of Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Abstract:   (5722 Views)

Introduction: Ethics is one of the most fundamental professional training issues in nursing and midwifery. The aim of this study was to determine the awareness rate of professional ethics of nurses and midwives.

Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study, of 289 samples from Hamadan teaching hospitals in 2013were selected using a stratified random sampling. Data gathering, which was a two-part questionnaire, was developed by researchers. The first section contained demographic information and the second section contained with three sections to assess knowledge of ethic. Data Processing and statistical analysis were performed by SPSS 16. In order to analyze the data, descriptive and inferential statistics containing the chi-square and correlation tests was used. Further, the significance level of the test was considered 0.05.

Results: The results showed that 33.2% of the research units aged between 26 and 30 years old. 87.9% of them were females and 36.7% had work experience from 1to 5 years. Most of the samples in moral – professional area were good (26.6%) and medium (68.9%). Also, they were good (31.1%) and medium (63.0%) in communication area. In law area, they were good (1.7%) and medium (49.5%). From the studied variables, there was meaningful relationship between area of moral with employment status and location of service person (P=0.001), the legal field with work experience (P=0.003) and the communication field with location of service person (P=0.003).

Conclusion: The most rate of awareness of the units in moral and communication and law fields were, respectively, good and week. Therefore, continuing education classes are recommended to be held.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Medicine & Clinical Sciences
Received: 2014/03/11 | Accepted: 2014/07/16 | Published: 2015/06/21

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