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IJNR 2023, 18(4): 80-89 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of nurses' professional moral sensitivity with nursing students in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd in 2020
Khadijeh Nasiriani , Ahdie Bahri , Najmeh Zamani , Seyedeh elham Fazljoo *
hid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran , efazljoo@gmail.com
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The nature of the nursing profession is such that the ability to be sensitive to ethical issues is very important. Whereas being in a clinical setting as a nurse and in an educational setting as a nursing student can each affect professional ethics in some way; Therefore, this study was conducted to compare the moral sensitivity of nurses and nursing students of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd in 1399.This study is a descriptive cross-sectional study. 130 final year nursing students and 140 nurses working in hospitals affiliated to Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd were selected by using available sampling method. Data were collected using demographic and ethical sensitivity questionnaires of Lutzen by self-reporting method. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 18 and descriptive statistics, t-test and ANOVA. Mean score and standard deviation of moral sensitivity score in nurses (50/01±11/64)  and nursing students (57/42±13/60)  were obtained from 100 which was statistically significant difference (P = 0.01). Among students and nurses, the mean score of moral sensitivity in the field of "honesty and benevolence" had the highest score and the field of "use of professional knowledge" had the lowest score.The level of moral sensitivity was moderate in both groups of nursing students and nurses. Due to the importance of moral sensitivity and its effect on increasing the quality of care, it is necessary to provide the necessary training in this field among students and nurses to improve the level of moral sensitivity.
Keywords: Nurse, Nursing student, Ethical sensitivity, Ethics fundamental 
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Type of Study: Nursing Theories | Subject: nursing
Received: 2022/07/16 | Accepted: 2023/05/15 | Published: 2023/10/2

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