"Pursuing the Peace of Mind:" Nurses' Experiences of Facing Clinical Ethical Dilemmas

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304003
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"Pursuing the Peace of Mind:" Nurses' Experiences of Facing Clinical Ethical Dilemmas
Author(s):
Chao, Shu-Yuan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Shu-Yuan Chao, BS, MEd, DNSc, curie_chao@hotmail.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore nurses’ experiences of facing ethical dilemmas, which include the issues of encountering ethical dilemmas and nurses’ experiences in work place.

Methods: Using grounded theory method, we adopted in-depth individual interview to collect data, transcribed the interview content word by word, and analyzed the data with constant comparison method. Data were analyzed and collected at the same time until data saturated. And the total number of respondents participated in this study is 22 people from diverse settings.

Results: The most disturbing issue for nurses is care in the end of life. In addition, "pursuing the peace of mind" is found to reflect the process of ethical decision-making. The model consists of four components, "assessing differences", "self-dialogue", "integrating differences", and "giving meaning", which process step by step. And the triggers of ethical decision-making were ethical awareness, which contained moral awareness, responsibility and affection; and ethical awareness was affected by five antecedents, which were expertise, years of employment, past managing experiences, enthusiastic, and similar experiences in life.

Conclusion: The results of this study would be the basis of an innovative nursing ethics course, and could be applied to clinical in-service education.The model of this study also benefits for further experimental teaching research, and theoretical development in the future.

Keywords:
ethical dilemmas; ethical decision-making; grounded theory
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title"Pursuing the Peace of Mind:" Nurses' Experiences of Facing Clinical Ethical Dilemmasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChao, Shu-Yuanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsShu-Yuan Chao, BS, MEd, DNSc, curie_chao@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304003-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study is to explore nurses’ experiences of facing ethical dilemmas, which include the issues of encountering ethical dilemmas and nurses’ experiences in work place. <p><b>Methods: </b>Using grounded theory method, we adopted in-depth individual interview to collect data, transcribed the interview content word by word, and analyzed the data with constant comparison method. Data were analyzed and collected at the same time until data saturated. And the total number of respondents participated in this study is 22 people from diverse settings. <p><b>Results: </b>The most disturbing issue for nurses is care in the end of life. In addition, "pursuing the peace of mind" is found to reflect the process of ethical decision-making. The model consists of four components, "assessing differences", "self-dialogue", "integrating differences", and "giving meaning", which process step by step. And the triggers of ethical decision-making were ethical awareness, which contained moral awareness, responsibility and affection; and ethical awareness was affected by five antecedents, which were expertise, years of employment, past managing experiences, enthusiastic, and similar experiences in life. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The results of this study would be the basis of an innovative nursing ethics course, and could be applied to clinical in-service education.The model of this study also benefits for further experimental teaching research, and theoretical development in the future.en_GB
dc.subjectethical dilemmasen_GB
dc.subjectethical decision-makingen_GB
dc.subjectgrounded theoryen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:27Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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