Moral Distress in Nurses

Fariba Borhani, Abbas Abbas zadeh, Mansour Arab, Motahareh Faramarzpor



Moral distress is described as discomfort or a state of mental imbalance as a result of lack of proper moral action in spite of obstacles such as lack of time sufficient to official opposition superior of medicine limitations, which is policies institution and Ethical interpersonal, or a belief created stress can lead to physical and psychological affect nurses and the performance is reduced. Cross - sectional study aimed to determine the moral distress of nurses in 110 hospitals was carried out of Jiroft. The standard questionnaire of 38 questions of moral distress corly reliability and validity were used to calculate the 88% and 94%. Results were analyzed with the software spss18. Distress intensity (5/3) (total 6-0) and distress frequency (7/2) (6-0 total) were reported in units of study. The findings indicate that the intensity of distress was significantly related to their demographic characteristics. The international distress frequency a variable "hospital service and place of service", there was a significant relationship. Since Distress levels were higher than average, the need for managers' more attention to apply and accomplish training programs about ethical topics and identifying the signs and effects of moral distress and causes and factors effective on this issue demands more discussion.


Moral distress; Nurses; Ethic in nursing

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