The effect of Covid-19 on ethical sensitivity

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Mert S. , Sayilan A. A. , Karatoprak A. P. , Baydemir C.

NURSING ETHICS, vol.28, no.7-8, pp.1124-1136, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 7-8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/09697330211003231
  • Title of Journal : NURSING ETHICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1124-1136
  • Keywords: Covid-19, ethics, nurse, pandemic, physician, surgery, DECISION-MAKING, NURSES, FRAILTY, STRESS, ISSUES


Background:Purpose: This study aims to conduct the reliability and validity study of the Turkish

version of the Nurse Stress Scale (NSS), which determines the job stress of nurses.
Design and Methods: The sample of the methodological study consisted of 349 nurses.
Results: The factor load of the scale was in the appropriate range (0.32‐0.79),
Cronbach's α was determined as .928, and the item total score correlations ranged
between 0.418 and 0.662. The test‐retest reliability coefficient was determined to
be r = .859.
Practice Implications: The Turkish version of the NSS was evaluated and it was
found that it could be used as a valid and reliable measurement tool in Turkish
nurses. Health care service providers can use NSS to determine the work stress of