Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 282 - 290 2019-03-04

Effect of hospital ethical climate on the nurses' moral sensitivity

Birgül Cerit [1] , Hüsna Özveren [2]

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Objectives: The study determines the effects of the hospitals ethical climate on the moral sensitivity of nurses.

Methods: The study design is descriptive and correlational. The data was obtained from 99 nurses who voluntarily accepted to fully participate in the surveys conducted. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics and Pearson correlations.

Results: As a result of the study, the ethical climate perception of nurses and their moral sensitivity level was found to be above average. A positive, meaningful and medium relationship was found between the moral sensitivity level of nurses and ethical climate perceptions of nurses.

Conclusions: Our findings support that the ethical climate perception of nurses is an important factor in determining the moral sensitivity. Consequently, building an ethical climate in all the hospitals that provide health care will result in a high moral sensitivity of nurses when giving health care. 

ethical climate, hospital, moral sensitivity, nurses, nursing ethics
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Articles

Orcid: 0000-0003-0007-4205
Author: Birgül Cerit (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Nursing, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu Health School, Bolu, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-2724-5580
Author: Hüsna Özveren
Institution: Department of Nursing, Kırıkkale University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kırıkkale, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Publication Date: March 4, 2019

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Effect of hospital ethical climate on the nurses' moral sensitivity %A Birgül Cerit , Hüsna Özveren %T Effect of hospital ethical climate on the nurses' moral sensitivity %D 2019 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 5 %N 2 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.423324 %U 10.18621/eurj.423324