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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159064
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Doing the Right Thing: Nurses' Experiences of Ethics in Perioperative Practice
Abstract:
Doing the Right Thing: Nurses' Experiences of Ethics in Perioperative Practice
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Schroeter, Kathryn, PhD, MA, RN, CNOR
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of WI
Title:Instructor
Contact Address:Bioethics, P.O. Box 370528, Milwaukee, WI, 53237, USA
Contact Telephone:4148052804
As health care evolves, factors such as patient safety, rising costs, rights and advocacy, resource allocation, and the increasing elderly population, have emerged as ethical issues that impact nursing practice. If nurses perceive ethical issues as causing moral distress û they may choose to leave the nursing profession altogether. How nurses perceive ethical issues, however, may differ depending on various factors such as the nurse's practice environment or education and training. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe nurses' experiences of ethical situations in perioperative nursing practice, with the goal of gaining a more profound knowledge of the nature of their ethical perception and analysis. Participants (n=22) were adults of either gender, of any ethnic group, having worked in the operating room environment for at least one year, and who spoke English. Study participation involved an audio-taped interview that focused on the ethical experiences of the participants in perioperative practice. Results revealed that perioperative nurses perceived ethics in their practice as ôdoing the right thingö along with a strong patient advocacy component. The nurses were primarily concerned with patients' rights in a setting where patients cannot always speak for themselves. They strongly voiced concerns over respecting differences in patient values and beliefs; even if in conflict with their own personal beliefs and values. The nurses tended to rely on ôbest interestsö standards when caring for patients in surgery, e.g. when the wishes of the patients were unknown to them. Implications: Research other nursing specialty areas as well as patient responses/experiences of ethics in health care. Promote a work culture of support and empowerment. Examine the impact of corporate compliance & harassment regulation on nursing practice. Modify the way perioperative patients are processed. Technology may yield more ethical issues in perioperative practice. Continue ethics education in academia & on-the-job. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDoing the Right Thing: Nurses' Experiences of Ethics in Perioperative Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159064-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Doing the Right Thing: Nurses' Experiences of Ethics in Perioperative Practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schroeter, Kathryn, PhD, MA, RN, CNOR</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of WI</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Bioethics, P.O. Box 370528, Milwaukee, WI, 53237, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">4148052804</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kschroet@execpc.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As health care evolves, factors such as patient safety, rising costs, rights and advocacy, resource allocation, and the increasing elderly population, have emerged as ethical issues that impact nursing practice. If nurses perceive ethical issues as causing moral distress &ucirc; they may choose to leave the nursing profession altogether. How nurses perceive ethical issues, however, may differ depending on various factors such as the nurse's practice environment or education and training. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe nurses' experiences of ethical situations in perioperative nursing practice, with the goal of gaining a more profound knowledge of the nature of their ethical perception and analysis. Participants (n=22) were adults of either gender, of any ethnic group, having worked in the operating room environment for at least one year, and who spoke English. Study participation involved an audio-taped interview that focused on the ethical experiences of the participants in perioperative practice. Results revealed that perioperative nurses perceived ethics in their practice as &ocirc;doing the right thing&ouml; along with a strong patient advocacy component. The nurses were primarily concerned with patients' rights in a setting where patients cannot always speak for themselves. They strongly voiced concerns over respecting differences in patient values and beliefs; even if in conflict with their own personal beliefs and values. The nurses tended to rely on &ocirc;best interests&ouml; standards when caring for patients in surgery, e.g. when the wishes of the patients were unknown to them. Implications: Research other nursing specialty areas as well as patient responses/experiences of ethics in health care. Promote a work culture of support and empowerment. Examine the impact of corporate compliance &amp; harassment regulation on nursing practice. Modify the way perioperative patients are processed. Technology may yield more ethical issues in perioperative practice. Continue ethics education in academia &amp; on-the-job. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:40:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:40:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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