Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
CONCEPT OF CONSCIENCE AMONG SLOVENE NURSES
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Overall aim of this study was to describe the concept of conscience and to find out how Slovene nurses understand it. In the first study (1) specific aims were to systematically review the presence of the concept of conscience in research about nurses in literature sources and in second study (2) to describe how Slovene nurses perceive and explain the concept of conscience. Research methods used were (1) literature review and (2) quantitative survey. Into (1) sample, 6 primary sources discussing concept of conscience within a nursing research project were included. In second study target population were all registered nurses and nurse assistants employed in Slovenia. Sample (2) contained 2500 nurses form the membership list of Nurses Association of Slovenia and it was standardized systematic sample with a sampling interval 5. With 483 returned questionnaires the response rate was 19,3%. Conscience questionnaire contained 17 statements and respondents were marking their level of agreement. Crombach’s alpha coefficient for the scale was 0,6492. Results showed that (1) nurses often confront their conscience when performing nursing. They are listening to their inner voice. There were no controversies among defended results identified. Articles had coherent structure, except one. (2) Slovene nurses have difficulties to act as conscience directs them at work place. Reasons for that could be found in Slovene nurses’ subordination to physicians, where nurses rarely get the opportunity to express their own ideas. The integrity of their conscience seems to be limited. At the same time they do not need to suppress conscience at work. It has showed that Slovene nurses are occupied with thinking about how things are done and how they should be done. Majority of Slovene nurses do not feel pain of conscience every day. They think that conscience needs to be interpreted and cannot be avoided. It protects us against hurting others and ourselves. Conscience should be obeyed without considering opinions of others.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 55 p.
Keyword [en]
conscience, nurses, Slovenia
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-3574Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivexC860BE0614C2FCABC1257268005BB6A8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-3574DiVA: diva2:830883
Uppsok
Medicine
Supervisors
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2007-01-19 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(306 kB)47 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 306 kBChecksum SHA-512
4a8792d5c49d4a3300ec80daa770d22a244f44bc36a6c2ec6a305e6c15d110ded91e81f3a9c52a655b1cc44faab861d2edf8e5641a4d8b665cc44ac9b3e8321d
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Health Science
Nursing

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 47 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 52 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf