Critical Evaluation of a Qualitative Research Article
The article “Everyday ethics: ethical issues and stress in nursing practice” has been taken from the Journal of Advanced Nursing. It has been written by collaboration. The authors are Connie M. Ulrich, Carol Taylor, Karen Soeken, Patricia O'Donnell, Adrienne Farrar, Marion Danis & Christine Grady. The purpose of this qualitative research study is to highlight the level of stress and ethical problems encountered by the nurses in their profession. This results in the uncomfortable feelings and ethical issues faced by the nurses. The research methodology was self-administrated surveys, which were sent to 1000 nurses in 2004 in the four distinct regions of the United States. The response was 52% and the data was analyzed using the descriptive statistics, cross tabulation and Pearson correlations.
This research was funded by the Department of Bioethics and the Department of Social Work, National Institute of Health. The views expressed in this manuscript were the only those of the authors.
The aim of this study was to portray the king, frequency and level of stress of ethical issues faced by the nurses in their everyday practice. The nurse is faced with different ethical dilemmas that test the knowledge and skills but also ethics, morality and religion, and although in most situations does not take the decision, it is who runs: therefore, it is important to know the ethical dilemmas that occur in intensive care units and how the nurse making ethical decisions. The nursing profession has the essential task of meeting the needs of the individual, whether a patient for inclusion in society that apparently healthy or to prevent deterioration of their health. Nursing is an occupation closely related to human suffering and demand lavish, both patients and relatives, as well as the care given by your doctor, love, understanding and commitment, contributing to a better quality of life for everyone who is treated. The quality of nursing care is directly related to professional development characterized by ethical values and the application of bioethical principles in professional, approaches were applied for many decades and will continue for as long as standards that guide professional behavior Nursing.
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