- 조혜경 · 김선아
- 국립정신의료기관 간호사의 도덕적 민감성과 공감능력 및 지각된 윤리풍토의 관계
- Moral Sensitivity, Empathy and Perceived Ethical Climate of Psychiatric Nurses Working in the National Mental Hospitals
- 도덕적 민감성, 공감, 윤리풍토, 정신간호사
- Moral sensitivity, Empathy, Ethical climate, Psychiatric nurses
- 26권 2호 pp. 204-215
- 2017년 06월
- Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationships between Moral Sensitivity, Empathy and Perceived
Ethical Climate for nurses working in national mental hospitals and to provide basic data for the development
of interventions that enhance Moral Sensitivity and help psychiatric hospital nurses in Ethical Decision-making.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with 182 psychiatric nurses working in the national
mental hospitals. Data were collected through self-report questionnaires which included the Moral Sensitivity Questionnaire
(MSQ), Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI), and Hospital Ethical Climate Survey (HECS). Results: The
mean score for MSQ was 5.19, for IRI, 2.49, and for HECS, 3.73. There was a significant positive correlation between
moral sensitivity and empathy (r=.24, p=.001), between moral sensitivity and perceived ethical climate (r=.17, p=
.025) and between empathy and perceived ethical climate (r=.17, p=.025). Conclusion: Findings indicate that moral
sensitivity can be enhanced by improving empathy, a personal factor, and ethical climate, an organization factor.
Further identification of the relationship between moral sensitivity and personal and organizational factors will be
useful in the development of interventions to enhance moral sensitivity of nurses working in psychiatric wards.
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