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Foroughi S, Alhani F, Kazemnejad A, Zareiyan A. The ethical values in professional nursing ethics: A thematic analysis. yafte. 2016; 18 (1) :56-64
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-2215-en.html

Associate Professor Tarbiat Modares University
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Background : Study and recognition of values among nurses are important due to their role on health and human life. The present study carried out   on nursing education with the aim of discovering the impact of ethical values on Iranian nurses; professional ethics.

Materials and Methods: through an inductive approach the experiences of 23 participants including nurses, head nurses, physicians, clients and their companions examined by deep semi-structured interviewing from February 2013 to July 2014. The interviews were recorded by participants' permission, then were rescript and data analysis was performed based on thematic analysis by Brown and Clarke method. Data accuracy and consistency were evaluated by Lincoln and Guba scales.

Results: This study ultimately formed an overarching theme as effecting beliefs on professional moral nursing care which was the result of an integration of two sub-themes. Sub-themes of public values came into view from five initial themes: (belief in the inherent dignity of the clients; human's compassioning and love, feeling, looking and dealing patients like their own family; spiritual and moral beliefs effecting care giving; and conscience and professional commitment of nurse ). The specific values sub-theme appeared in three initial themes: recognizing, preservation and protection of patient,s rights, professional moral distresses, abstaining of non-professional relationships and abuse of the client.

Conclusion: The final results were in accordance with the studies done in and out of our country. It is suggested for the implementation of values in nursing care practice, continuous assessment and monitoring mechanisms be created.

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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2016/05/16 | Accepted: 2016/05/16 | Published: 2016/05/16

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