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|Bengu Cetinkaya and Hatice Baskale|
|Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Pamukkale University Faculty of Health Sciences, Denizli, Turkey
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Pamukkale University Faculty of Health Sciences, Denizli, Turkey
|ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care|
|Moral sensitivity is the first component of ethical decision-making. This decriptive-type study was conducted to determine moral sensitivity of pediatric nurses. The study sample consisted of 97 pediatric nurses. The data were collected using the “pediatric nurses defining characterstics data form” and Turkish version of “Moral Sensitivity Questionnaire”. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, the one way anova test, independent samples t test and Pearson’s correlation coefficients. Moral sensitivity of pediatric nurses with ethics training was higher than no ethics training. Pediatric nurses who have more experience were higher moral sensitivity. Moral sensitivity is not influenced by educational level, hospital type, position and pediatric unit type. Training programs are necessary to develop nurses’ moral sensitivity.|
Bengü Çetinkaya has completed his PhD from Ege University Institute for Health Sciences, Department of Pediatric Nursing. She is an Associated Professor and teachs at Pamukkale University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Pediatric Nursing. She has published more than 10 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as a reviewer for international and national journals.
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