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Perceptions and Practices of Nursing Professionals towards Healthcare Ethics: A Pilot Study from Coastal South India.

*, Unnikrishnan B and Kanchan, Tanuj and *, Nithin Kumar and Kulkarni, Vaman and Mithra, Prasanna P and *, Rekha T and Holla, Ramesh and *, Darshan Bhagawan and *, Avinash Kumar (2015) Perceptions and Practices of Nursing Professionals towards Healthcare Ethics: A Pilot Study from Coastal South India. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 6 (4). pp. 1496-1500. ISSN 0975-8585

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Abstract

Ethical and legal expectations are associated with the standard practices of healthcare professionals. The present research was carried out to study the perceptions and practices of nursing professionals towards healthcare ethics in hospitals of a medical institution in coastal South India. The study participants were administered a semi-structured questionnaire about their perception and practices of healthcare ethics. The responses of the participants were collected on a five point Likert scale. The data was analysed using SPSS version 11.5. The median age and experience of the study participants was 29 years and 5.5 years respectively. Awareness levels were observed to be particularly higher for consent related issues and lower for the issues relating to confidentiality and treatment in emergency conditions. In the present research a large number of the participants felt that besides providing standard healthcare, ethical conduct is important to avoid legal as well as disciplinary actions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursing professionals; Healthcare ethics; South India
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 05:11
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2015 05:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143449

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