مجله علمی- پژوهشی اخلاق زیستی,
دوره 4 شماره 14 (2014),
29 September 2016
Background:Ethical climate is an important component of organizational culture.Nurses’ perception of hospital ethical climate can influence their performance and attitudes related to ethical issues.
Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the Nurses’ perception of hospital Ethical climate.
Methods: A descriptive design was applied in this study. The sample consisted of 204 nurses who working in privative and Social Security hospitals. The Instruments used in this study included a demographic questionnaire, Hospital Ethical climate Questionnaire (HECQ). The reliability and validity of the measures were assessed. Data analysis was carried out using descriptive statistic through Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS), Version 16.
Result: Data analysis identified that the mean of manager dimension (mean = 3.42±0.66). This was followed by hospital (mean =3.32±0.60), coworker (Mean = 3.26±1.11), patient (mean =3.10±0.79), and physician (mean = 2.80±0.62).Also the mean of overall ethical climate was 3.12±0.75.
Discussion and conclusion: Current research draws the ethical climate of the work environment of nurses, that the ” manager climate” is dominant climate and Communication between doctor and nurses is the lowest level . since the ethical climate is an important factor in job performance and Also affect on quality of patient care , so, this study suggests that hospital leaders apply strategy with the necessary planning to promote a spirit of cooperation and interaction between the doctor and nurses.