Table 4

Dealing with ethical issues in general

Options in dealing with ethical issuesa

Frequency

Percentage


Discuss with doctors

219

52.5

Discuss with other nurses

337

80.8

Refer to code of ethics or other guidelines

221

53.0

Refer to the hospital's management team

298

71.5

Refer to appointed committee that discuss ethical issues

78

18.7

Try solving the issues alone

53

12.7

Other methods

0

0.0


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. 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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