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Borhani F, Fazljoo S, Abbaszadeh A. Moral Reasoning Ability in Nursing Students of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences. IJN 2014; 27 (90 and 91) :102-109
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1- Associate Professor Department of Nursing Ethics, Medical Law and Ethics Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Master Degree, Critical Care Nursing, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. (*Corresponding author). Tel:+98 09337655574 Email: Efazljoo@gmail.com
3- Professor Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  Background & Aim: The setting of nursing care provision is full of ethical dilemas which requires moral reasoning ability. This study was designed to evaluate the moral reasoning ability of nursing students of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Yazd city.

  Material & Methods: It was a descriptive correlational study that was conducted in 2012. The sample consisted of 113 nursing students in their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year of education who were recruited by census. Data was collected by NDT (Nursing Dilemma Test) according to Kohlberg levels of moral reasoning and analyzed by descriptive statistics and inferential methods (pearson ,t-test-ANOVA) using SPSS - PC (V. 18).

  Results: The mean score of moral reasoning abilities among nursing students was 43/23±2/2. Among demographic characteristics, age was associated with moral reasoning (p=0/03). There was also a significant relationship between moral reasoning and years of education (p=0/04).

Conclusion: According to the findings, it is suggested that those involved in educational planning use specific strategies in order to increase nursing students' moral reasoning ability.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2014/08/23 | Accepted: 2014/11/22 | Published: 2014/11/22

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