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An Integrative Review of Clinical Ethics Support Services for Clinical Nurses

SANGHEE KIM ORD ID 1 Doo Ree Kim 1 Seo, Minjeong ORD ID 1 이세나 1

1연세대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to review existing literature regarding clinical ethics support services for clinical nurses. An integrative review method with five steps was applied. In the step of problem identification, three issues were identified, including the characteristics of previously published research, research subjects and interventions, and major concepts regarding clinical ethics support services for clinicalnurses. Relevant reports were searched from databases including PubMed, Cochrane library, and JoannaBriggs Institute with key words regarding clinical ethics. Finally, 50 articles published between 2002 and 2012 were selected. It was found that most of the existing research was empirical with descriptive study designs. Over 60% of this research focused on nurses as research subjects. Only two interventional studies were retrieved. Major concepts related to clinical ethics support services were ethical dilemmas, ethical issues, and ethical decision-making. On the basis of these results, this study recommends that more interventional research is needed in support of ethics training for clinical nurses.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.