Table 1

Participants' demographics

Variables

Frequency

Percentage


Age-group in years (N = 417)

20-30

1

0.2

31-40

96

23.0

41-50

154

36.9

51-60

164

39.3

> 60

2

0.5

Sex (N = 417)

Female

416

99.8

Male

1

0.2

Position as nurse manager (N = 417)

Matron

52

12.5

Sister

365

87.5

Years of practice (N = 402)

≤ 10

10

0.7

11-20

179

38.4

21-30

159

36.2

> 30

54

20.9

Years of practice as nurse manager (N = 413)

≤ 5

337

80.8

6-10

58

13.9

11-15

13

3.1

> 15

5

1.2

Area of practice (N = 412)

Multi-clinical disciplines

40

9.6

Medical carea

113

27.1

Surgical careb

109

26.1

Obstetrics & Gynecology care

70

16.8

Pediatrics & Pediatric Surgical care

35

8.4

Anesthesiology & Critical care

21

5.0

Non-clinical service

12

2.9

Emergency care

12

2.9

Participation in committee that discuss ethical issues (N = 273)c

Yes

72

26.4

No

201

73.6


aMedical care includes general medicine, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, psychiatry and rehabilitative care.

bSurgical care includes general surgery, orthopedics, urology, otorhinolaryngology, cardiothoracic and neurosurgery.

cFrom 273 nurse managers who knew there were committees that discuss ethical issues in their hospitals.

Musa et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:23   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-12-23

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