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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160016
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Ethical Climate of Public Health Nurses
Abstract:
Ethical Climate of Public Health Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Bell, Sue E., PhD, APRN, MA, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Minnesota State University-Mankato
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 360 Wissink Hall, Mankato, MN, 56001, USA
Contact Telephone:651-690-9151
Public health nurses face greater ethical challenges in practice than ever before. With budget cuts and downsizing of health departments and agencies across the country, nurses are challenged to provide health care promotion and illness prevention to a growing population with ever decreasing resources. It is well documented in the nursing literature that nurses in all settings face ethical conflicts regarding distribution of limited health care resources. However, little research has been conducted on the role of individual ethical orientations and organizational ethical climates on these conflicts. This poster will examine the relationship between ethical orientation of individual public health nurses and their employing organizations' ethical climate.

A survey design was used to conduct this research. Questionnaires were mailed to public health nurses in a midwestern state. Two instruments that measure individual ethical orientation were used in the research, the "Rationing Health Care Resources Scale" and the "Community-Oriented Health Care Competency Scale." Foster and McLellan (1997) developed the "Rationing Health Care Resources Scale" (RHCR) to measure moral judgments used in resource allocation. Chen, Ervin, Kim, and Vonderheid (1999) developed the "Community-Oriented Health Care Competency Scale" to measure nursing knowledge, attitudes, and intention to use nursing knowledge in practice. Organizational ethical climate was also measured with two instruments, the "Integrity Audit" and the "Hospital Ethics Climate Survey" (HECS). White and Wallace (1988) developed "The Integrity Audit" to measure employee perceptions of an organization's ethical climate. The HECS was developed Olson (1998) to measure ethical climate as perceived by nurses. Results of factor analysis and correlation between individual ethical orientation and organizational ethical climate will be reported. [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.titleEthical Climate of Public Health Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160016-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Ethical Climate of Public Health Nurses</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">Bell, Sue E., PhD, APRN, MA, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Minnesota State University-Mankato</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 360 Wissink Hall, Mankato, MN, 56001, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">651-690-9151</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sue.bell@mnsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Public health nurses face greater ethical challenges in practice than ever before. With budget cuts and downsizing of health departments and agencies across the country, nurses are challenged to provide health care promotion and illness prevention to a growing population with ever decreasing resources. It is well documented in the nursing literature that nurses in all settings face ethical conflicts regarding distribution of limited health care resources. However, little research has been conducted on the role of individual ethical orientations and organizational ethical climates on these conflicts. This poster will examine the relationship between ethical orientation of individual public health nurses and their employing organizations' ethical climate. <br/><br/>A survey design was used to conduct this research. Questionnaires were mailed to public health nurses in a midwestern state. Two instruments that measure individual ethical orientation were used in the research, the &quot;Rationing Health Care Resources Scale&quot; and the &quot;Community-Oriented Health Care Competency Scale.&quot; Foster and McLellan (1997) developed the &quot;Rationing Health Care Resources Scale&quot; (RHCR) to measure moral judgments used in resource allocation. Chen, Ervin, Kim, and Vonderheid (1999) developed the &quot;Community-Oriented Health Care Competency Scale&quot; to measure nursing knowledge, attitudes, and intention to use nursing knowledge in practice. Organizational ethical climate was also measured with two instruments, the &quot;Integrity Audit&quot; and the &quot;Hospital Ethics Climate Survey&quot; (HECS). White and Wallace (1988) developed &quot;The Integrity Audit&quot; to measure employee perceptions of an organization's ethical climate. The HECS was developed Olson (1998) to measure ethical climate as perceived by nurses. Results of factor analysis and correlation between individual ethical orientation and organizational ethical climate will be reported. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:32:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:32:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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