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Factors Affecting Ethical Competence in Nurses

  • Korean Journal of Medical Ethics
  • Abbr : 의료윤리
  • 2023, 26(2), pp.151-167
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Medical Ethics
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > General Medicine
  • Received : May 22, 2023
  • Accepted : June 5, 2023
  • Published : June 30, 2023

SANGHEE KIM ORD ID 1 Seo, Minjeong ORD ID 2 Doo Ree Kim 3

1연세대학교
2경상국립대학교
3건양대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to identify the factors affecting ethical competence in nurses. This study was conducted a cross-sectional descriptive design with a convenience sample of 100 nurses from a university affiliated hospital in Seoul. The study collected data on items drawn from CENAS (The Clinical Ethics Need Assessment Survey), ethics education needs, ethical confidence, moral sensitivity, and ethical competence. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, a t-test, a one-way ANOVA, correlation analysis, and multiple linear regression analysis with SPSS Win 21 program. The results indicate that the main factor influencing nurses’ ethical competence is as ethical confidence (β = .53), which accounted for 42.0% of variance. These results suggest development of ethical education program for nurses for improving nurses’ ethical capabilities.

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