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Ethical Sensitivity in Nursing Ethical Leadership: A Content Analysis of Iranian Nurses Experiences.

Authors
  • Esmaelzadeh, Fatemeh1
  • Abbaszadeh, Abbas2
  • Borhani, Fariba3
  • Peyrovi, Hamid4
  • 1 Nursing Research Center, Razi Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. , (Iran)
  • 2 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , (Iran)
  • 3 Medical Ethics and Law Research Center School of Nursing & Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , (Iran)
  • 4 Nursing Care Research Center, Department of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , (Iran)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The open nursing journal
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
11
Pages
1–13
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2174/1874434601711010001
PMID: 28584564
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Considering that many nursing actions affect other people's health and life, sensitivity to ethics in nursing practice is highly important to ethical leaders as a role model. The study aims to explore ethical sensitivity in ethical nursing leaders in Iran. This was a qualitative study based on the conventional content analysis in 2015. Data were collected using deep and semi-structured interviews with 20 Iranian nurses. The participants were chosen using purposive sampling. Data were analyzed using conventional content analysis. In order to increase the accuracy and integrity of the data, Lincoln and Guba's criteria were considered. Fourteen sub-categories and five main categories emerged. Main categories consisted of sensitivity to care, sensitivity to errors, sensitivity to communication, sensitivity in decision making and sensitivity to ethical practice. Ethical sensitivity appears to be a valuable attribute for ethical nurse leaders, having an important effect on various aspects of professional practice and help the development of ethics in nursing practice.

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