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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2018, Volume : 12, Issue : 4
First page : ( 160) Last page : ( 164)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2018.00217.7

Evaluation of nurses’ commitment to ethical codes in patients care

Hameed Dergham Majeed1,*, Oleiwi Sameer Razzaq2, Aldakheel Ali Hussein Ali3

1Assistant Professor University of Al Muthanna, Iraq, Al Muthanna City

2Instructor University of Al Muthanna, Iraq, Al Muthanna City

3Assistant Instructor, University of Al Muthanna, Iraq, Al Muthanna City

*Corresponding author: Dr. Dergham Majeed Hameed, Assistant Professor, PHD degree in Nursing science, AL Muthanna University, Iraq, Al Muthanna City E-mail: derghamsuh@yahoo.com

Online published on 13 December, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Nurses are faced daily with different and difficult issues and dilemmas in clinical practices which need fast and accurate decision making. Ethics provides a set of standards for behavior that helps us decide how we ought to act in a range of situations.

This Study Aims To

Evaluate the nurses’ commitment to codes of ethics. Determine the relationship between Nurses demographic characteristics and their commitment to codes of ethics.

>Method

A descriptive design has been carried out to evaluate nurse's commitment toward nursing ethics in Al-Hussein Hospital on 100 staff nurses. Self-report questionnaire was used to collect data from participants. The questionnaire consists of two main parts as follows: part one; socio-demographic characteristics sheet which is consist of (5) items, Part two; consists of 38 questions to evaluate nurse's commitment toward nursing ethics.

Results

Showed that participated nurses had moderate commitment to codes of ethics.

Conclusion

Nurses’ needs frequent training to enforce their commitment and attitudes toward nursing ethics control.

Recommendations

Create a code of ethics for Iraqian nurses to suit the Iraqian culture.

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Keywords

Ethics, code of ethics, decision making models, nursing practice.

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