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An International Study of Nurses' Ethical Ideology and Religiosity | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2471-9846

Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing
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Research Article

An International Study of Nurses' Ethical Ideology and Religiosity

Malloy DC*, Sevigny P, Fahey-McCarthy E, Lee Y, Liu P, Murakami M, Walsh A and Hadjistavropoulos T

University of Regina, 3737 Wascana parkway, Regina, Sask S4S0A2, Canada

*Corresponding Author:
Malloy DC
Professor, University of Regina
3737 Wascana parkway, Regina
Sask S4S0A2, Canada
Tel: 3065855184
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: February 23, 2017; Accepted date: March 15, 2017; Published date: March 22, 2017

Citation: Malloy DC, Sevigny P, Fahey-McCarthy E, Lee Y, Liu P, et al. (2017) An International Study of Nurses' Ethical Ideology and Religiosity. J Comm Pub Health Nurs 3:165. doi:10.4172/2471-9846.1000165

Copyright: © 2017 Malloy DC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


To suggest that the nursing landscape is complex is a profound understatement. As nurses care for patients in a continuum of health, they are also confronted with the personal demands of their own value systems and religious belief systems in tandem with values and culture of the hospital. In an effort to shed some light on this complexity, this international study of nurses from four nations explored the relationship between religiosity and ethical ideology. The findings indicate that while there was no significant association between religiosity and ideology, nurses’ religiosity, ethical idealism, and ethical relativism differ as a function of country/culture. Future research can investigate whether these differences manifest themselves in behaviour.