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A Study of the Effects of a Bioethics Education Program on Caregivers

Jung Eun Young 1 Park ji kyeong 2

1청암대학교
2동의대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a bioethics education program on caregivers’ understanding of biomedical ethics and their attitudes toward the elderly. A nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design was adopted. The subjects in this study were 58 caregivers who work in long-term care facilities in South Korea. An experimental group and a control group were organized with 29 caregivers in each group, and the effects of the bioethics education program developed for this study were tested. The data were analyzed with the SPSS 19.0K statistical package. The findings of the study were as follows. First, after subjects in the experimental group received the bioethics education program, positive changes were detected in their understanding of biomedical ethics and their attitudes to the elderly. Second, the experimental group underwent more positive changes than the control group in terms of their understanding of the right to life of fetuses, artificial abortion, artificial insemination, prenatal diagnosis of fetuses, brain death and human biotechnology as well as in their attitudes toward the elderly. Accordingly, the bioethics education program that was provided to caregivers in this study had a positive effect on caregivers’ understanding of biomedical ethics and their attitudes toward the elderly.

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