Table 1

Distribution of the ethical problems according sociodemographic and occupational characteristics of the participants.

Ethical Problems related to*


Participants characteristics

n (%)

PPR

(row%)

ELC

(row%)

HPC

(row%)

SEPHP

(row%)

PEP

(row%)


Gender


Male

38 (43.2)

50.0

36.8

39.5

26.3

5.3


Female

50 (56.8)

42.0

42.0

40.0

28.0

12.0


Marital Status


Single

18 (20.4)

44.4

44.4

33.3

33.3

16.7


Married

60 (68.2)

50.0

38.3

43.3

23.3

6.7


Divorced

08 (9.1)

25.0

37.5

37.5

37.5

12.5


Living with partner

02 (2.3)

-

50.0

-

50.0

-


Religious belief


Yes

72 (81.8)

43.1

41.7

40.3

26.4

8.3


No

16 (18.2)

56.3

31.3

37.5

31.3

12.5


Specialty Area


General pediatrics

16 (18.2)

31.3

31.3

62.5

18.8

6.3


Pediatric subspecialty

58 (65.9)

46.6

51.7

36.2

24.1

10.3


Family Medicine

14 (15.9)

57.1

0.0

28.6

50.0

7.1


Bioethics/bioethics training


Yes

37 (42.0)

54.1

37.8

37.8

27.0

13.5


No

49 (55.7)

38.8

40.8

40.8

26.5

6.1


Non respondents

2 (2.3)

-

-

-

-

-


Workplace


Teaching Hospital

72 (81.8)

41.7

48.6#

41.7

22.2

9.7


Basic Health Unit

16 (18.2)

62.5

0.0#

31.3

50.0

6.3


(Florianópolis-Brazil, 2010)

Notes: PPR Physician-Patient Relationship; ELC End of life Care; HPC Health Professional Conducts; SEPHP Socioeconomic issues and Public Health Policies; PEP Pediatric Education Process

*Values exceed 100% for the possibility of up to 3 reports by participant; the association between the category of ethical problem and participant characteristics was tested by Chi2 or Fisher exact when appropriated; p < 0,05; p < 0,01; # p < 0,001.

Guedert and Grosseman BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-13-2

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