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ٍEthical care to patients by decrease the level of consciousness and its relationship with demographic characteristics of nurses in intensive care units
Nasrollah Alimohammadi, Ali Shafaat , Mohsen Shahriari
Medical university
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Introduction: The basis of the nursing profession is the observance of ethics in providing care. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the providing ethical care to patients with decreased level of consciousness (LOC) and its relationship with demographic characteristics of nurses in intensive care units (ICU).
Materials: This cross-sectional study was performed with an analytical approach in the ICU of Al-Zahra Hospital in Isfahan in 2019. The samples included 70 people from 228 nurses working in the ICU, who met the inclusion criteria for the study and were selected by simple random sampling. The data collection tool is a two-part researcher-made questionnaire. The first part includes demographic characteristics consisting of 6 questions (age, sex, marital status, level of education, length of service in intensive care unit, type of employment) and the second part includes 38 questions related to ethical care of patients with decreased LOC. In two areas of nurse and professional commitment (20 questions), nurse and clinical services (18 questions). In compiling it, a combination of two questionnaires "Nursing Care Quality Standard" and a questionnaire "Nurseschr(chr('39')39chr('39')) Performance Evaluation Standard" were used to review the ethics of nursing ethics and available resources. 20 days, then by retest method, its reliability was obtained by internal consistency or Cronbachchr(chr('39')39chr('39'))s alpha coefficient of 0/ 869 .The questionnaire was completed by self-reporting by the samples and the data were analyzed using SPSS software version 18.
 
Results: The results of the study showed that; the total score of ethical care is from 108 to 151 with a mean and standard deviation (125/7± 09/ 67) from 152. This means that all nurses had a relatively high score of ethical care. Statistical tests also showed that there was no significant relationship between demographic variables of samples such as age, level of education, marital status and employment status with the total score of ethical care in ICU ((P> 0.05).
Conclusion: According to the findings that; Showed that there is no statistically significant relationship between nurses chr(chr('39')39chr('39'))demographic characteristics and patientschr(chr('39')39chr('39')) ethical care with decreased LOC. It can be concluded that nurses, especially intensive care unit nurses who care for patients with reduced LOC, regardless of any Different types of demographic variables feel ethically responsible in providing care to their patients and try to provide care services with the highest ethical standards.
Keywords: Intensive care, ethics, nursing, demographic characteristics, decrease the level of consciousness
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/08/15 | Accepted: 2020/10/18 | Published: 2020/11/9
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Alimohammadi N, shafaat A, Shahriari M. ٍEthical care to patients by decrease the level of consciousness and its relationship with demographic characteristics of nurses in intensive care units. 3. 2020; 13 (4) :1-10
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