Table 2

Experience with ethical issues

Variables

Frequency

Percentage


How often ethical issues were experienced (N = 417)

Never

20

4.8

Occasional

76

18.2

Yearly

49

11.8

Once a month

72

17.3

Few issues per month

3

0.7

Once a week

32

7.7

Few issues per week

89

21.3

Daily

76

18.2

Areas of management where ethical issues were experienceda

Staff management

281

67.4

Patient care

271

65.0

Quality of service delivery

264

63.3

Staff competency assurance

178

42.8

Medical resource management

88

21.1


aMultiple answers were accepted. The frequency reflects the total number of nurse managers who chose each answer listed in relation to the total number of nurse managers and similarly, the percentage is the percentage of those who gave answers to the questions in relation to the total number of nurse managers.

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

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