A study of the ethical sensitivity of physicians in Turkey


Ersoy N. , Gundogmus U.

NURSING ETHICS, cilt.10, ss.472-484, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1191/0969733003ne6290a
  • Dergi Adı: NURSING ETHICS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.472-484

Özet

In order to prepare bioethics and clinical ethics courses for clinicians in Turkey, we needed to know the attitudes of physicians when placed in ethically difficult care situations. We presented four cases to 207 physicians who are members of the Physicians' Association in Kocaeli, Turkey. Depending on the decisions they made in each case, we determined whether they were aware of the ethical aspects of the cases and the principles they chose as a basis for their decisions. We aimed to gain information about their ethical tendencies and moral sensitivity.