Impact of Integrated Ethics Program on Nurses Knowledge and Performance at Rural Areas in Fayoum Region, Egypt
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 240-250
Received: Apr. 4, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 22, 2017; Published: Apr. 27, 2017
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Safia Belal, Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Hala Hassan Saied Khalil, Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, El-Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt
Fatma Mohamed Elnady, Administration Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, El-Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt
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Ethical standards offer a context for behavior assessment, and nursing principles which influence nurses’ goals, and approaches with patient care. The aim of this study to evaluate the Impact of Integrated ethics program on nurses practices in health centers at rural areas in Fayoum region, Egypt. A quasi-experimental design with pre and post-test was utilized. Convenience sample were used to collect 70 nurses from three maternal and child health centers in Fayoum region. Two tools were used to collect the data, First: Self-administered interview questionnaire. Second: A structured practice observational check list to assess nurses' practices. The main results, there was an improvement after the nursing intervention program in all aspects. Concerning nurses' knowledge there was 88.6% of them satisfactory pre- intervention while, post program they became 100.0% have satisfactory knowledge. The present study concluded that, implementation of the integrated ethics program had an efficient improving nurses' knowledge, and practice regarding integrated ethics in the rural areas, with highly statically significant differences in all the tested items between pre/post program implementation (P < 0.001). The study recommended to establishment of in- service training programs, and continuous supervision in rural areas to raise nurses awareness regarding Integrated Ethics and motivate them.
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Integrated Ethics, Maternal and Child Health, Rural Nurse
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Safia Belal, Hala Hassan Saied Khalil, Fatma Mohamed Elnady, Impact of Integrated Ethics Program on Nurses Knowledge and Performance at Rural Areas in Fayoum Region, Egypt, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2017, pp. 240-250. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20170603.22
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