Evaluation of nurses’ commitment to ethical codes in patients care
*Corresponding author: Dr. Dergham Majeed Hameed, Assistant Professor, PHD degree in Nursing science, AL Muthanna University, Iraq, Al Muthanna City E-mail: email@example.com
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.
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.
Showed that participated nurses had moderate commitment to codes of ethics.
Nurses’ needs frequent training to enforce their commitment and attitudes toward nursing ethics control.
Create a code of ethics for Iraqian nurses to suit the Iraqian culture.
Ethics, code of ethics, decision making models, nursing practice.