• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 35, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Determining the Relationship between Nurses’ Professional Ethics and Observance of Nursing Care Standards


Background and Objectives: As the largest group of healthcare providers and as professional individuals, nurses need to learn how to show ethical behavior in educational environment, which leads to an increase in wellbeing indices and patient satisfaction. Therefore, the present study was aimed at determining the relationship between the nurses’ professional ethics and observance of standards of nursing care in Bu Ali Sina Hospital, Sari in 2013-2014. Materials and Methods: The statistical population of the present descriptive-analytical study consisted of all 144 nurses working in Bu Ali Sina Hospital, Sari, Iran. They were selected as the study sample based on Krejcie and Morgan Table. A researcher-designed instrument was employed in order to collect the required data. Descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (one-sample t-test) were employed to analyze the data. Results: The results of the study indicated that there was a significant relationship between professional ethical learning and standards of nursing care. Statistically, the collected data rejected the null hypothesis (H0 ) at a confidence level of 95% (α = 0.05) and proved the study hypothesis. In other words, it can be claimed that there was a significant difference between the sample and the theoretical means. Conclusion: Since there is no appropriate relationship between ethical learning and standards of nursing care, it is necessary to evaluate the standards of nursing care and teach ethical principles constantly. 
Keywords: Care, Hospital, Nurse, Professional Ethics, Standard


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