Florence Nightingale in the Time Tunnel: Nurses Perceptions Regarding the Significance of Professional and Personal Values

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151188
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Presentation
Title:
Florence Nightingale in the Time Tunnel: Nurses Perceptions Regarding the Significance of Professional and Personal Values
Abstract:
Florence Nightingale in the Time Tunnel: Nurses Perceptions Regarding the Significance of Professional and Personal Values
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Rassin, Michal, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Title:Nursing Research Director
Co-Authors:Dina Silner, MA
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Over the years, social values have gone through radical change, from a broader perspective of public welfare to a narrower perspective of individualism. These changes have impacted the nursing profession at the cost of professional values devaluation. This study is aimed at measuring professional and personal values among nurses, and identifying factors affecting there hierarchically. The participants were 323 Israeli nurses, tested by the Rokeach Values Survey, which included 36 personal values- instrumental and terminal. The 20 professional values which were measured were taken from the Israeli Nursing Code of Ethics. Results show that ôtime tunnelö has not harmed a number of nursing fundamental values upon which our profession is based, including human dignity, equality among patients, and suffering prevention. These values scored high and were rated first. However, there was a decrease in ratings with respect to the values altruism and protection secrecy. The values health promotion and nursing research were rated last. Significant differences were found regarding various personal and professional values, particularly as a function of culture (p<0.001), and also as a function of education, professional seniority, position and field of expertise. Discussion: The top rated values were those concerning a nurse's responsibility towards the patient; which represent values established years ago in the Patient's Rights Law in Israel. The high ratings demonstrate the importance nurses give to their responsibility towards patients but also reflect assimilation of the low. The second part of the study showed that differences in cultural background may serve to explain the differences found between the values rates' and that the origin of the values is rooted far back in the existential social and political history of the country of origin. Results may help understand motives of nurses demonstrating different characteristics and assist in promoting their work according to professional ethical values.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFlorence Nightingale in the Time Tunnel: Nurses Perceptions Regarding the Significance of Professional and Personal Valuesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151188-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Florence Nightingale in the Time Tunnel: Nurses Perceptions Regarding the Significance of Professional and Personal Values</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rassin, Michal, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Assaf Harofeh Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Research Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rasinm@asaf.health.gov.il</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Dina Silner, MA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Over the years, social values have gone through radical change, from a broader perspective of public welfare to a narrower perspective of individualism. These changes have impacted the nursing profession at the cost of professional values devaluation. This study is aimed at measuring professional and personal values among nurses, and identifying factors affecting there hierarchically. The participants were 323 Israeli nurses, tested by the Rokeach Values Survey, which included 36 personal values- instrumental and terminal. The 20 professional values which were measured were taken from the Israeli Nursing Code of Ethics. Results show that &ocirc;time tunnel&ouml; has not harmed a number of nursing fundamental values upon which our profession is based, including human dignity, equality among patients, and suffering prevention. These values scored high and were rated first. However, there was a decrease in ratings with respect to the values altruism and protection secrecy. The values health promotion and nursing research were rated last. Significant differences were found regarding various personal and professional values, particularly as a function of culture (p&lt;0.001), and also as a function of education, professional seniority, position and field of expertise. Discussion: The top rated values were those concerning a nurse's responsibility towards the patient; which represent values established years ago in the Patient's Rights Law in Israel. The high ratings demonstrate the importance nurses give to their responsibility towards patients but also reflect assimilation of the low. The second part of the study showed that differences in cultural background may serve to explain the differences found between the values rates' and that the origin of the values is rooted far back in the existential social and political history of the country of origin. Results may help understand motives of nurses demonstrating different characteristics and assist in promoting their work according to professional ethical values.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:54:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:54:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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