The Relationships between the Perception of Biomedical Ethics and Nursing Ethics in Nursing Students

간호대학생의 생명의료윤리와 간호윤리의 관계

  • Cha, NamHyun (Department of Nursing, College of Natural Science, Andong National University)
  • 차남현 (안동대학교 자연과학대학 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.10.17
  • Accepted : 2018.11.08
  • Published : 2018.11.30


Purpose: This study identifies the relationships between the perception of nursing ethics and biomedical ethics in Korean nursing students. Methods: A total of 311 participants with a mean of 20.93 years were recruited using a convenient sampling method. Data were collected using a self-reported questionnaire from May 2 to May 16, 2016. Results: Biomedical ethics were significantly different according to education of ethics. Nursing ethics among nursing students were significantly different according to gender and a view of the occupation. Positive correlations were found between the perception of biomedical ethics and nursing ethics. The perception of biomedical ethics was a significant predictor of nursing ethics with an explanatory power of 16.0% of the variance. Conclusion: The findings of this study may provide a basic data to understand the biomedical ethics among Korean nursing students.

Table 2. Differences in Perception of Biomedical and Nursing Ethics

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Table 1. Scores of the Perception of Biomedical and Nursing Ethics

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Table 3. Correlations among the Perception of Biomedical and Nursing Ethics

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Table 4. Effect of Perception of Biomedical Ethics on Nursing Ethics

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