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Moral courage of nurses and related factors
Abbas Ebadi , Afsaneh Sadooghiasl * , Soroor Parvizy
Nursing department, faculty of medical sciences, tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran , a.sadooghi@modares.ac.ir
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Introduction: Nursing is a caring profession and nurses need moral courage to provide safe and professional care to clients.
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the moral courage of nurses and related factors.
Methods: This descriptive analytical study was conducted among nurses working in the educational hospitals in Tehran in 2016. A sample of 360 nurses was selected by quotas and convenience sampling. Data were collected by self-report method using demographic questionnaire and moral courage questionnaire of nurses. Data analysis was done using SPSS Ver.16 software and descriptive and analytical statistics at a significance level of p <0.05.
Results: the most of the nurses (76 %) have the high level of moral courage (412.42 ± 42.65). Moral self-actualization (230.85±30.74) and risk-taking (139.40±19.97). There were significant correlation between age, working experience, position, working shift, employee status, and participation in professional ethics courses with dimension of moral courage (P value ˂0.05).
Discussion and Conclusion: according to the findings, participating in professional ethics courses, and the demographic and occupational variables should be considered in staffing and scheduling.
Keywords: moral courage, nurse, self-actualization, risk taking, nurse moral courage
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Type of Study: Nursing Management and Administration | Subject: nursing
Received: 2020/06/15 | Published: 2020/04/29
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ebadi A, sadooghiasl A, parvizy S. Moral courage of nurses and related factors. IJNR. 2020; 15 (2) :24-34
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