Moral distress in Turkish intensive care nurses


KARAGÖZOĞLU Ş. , YILDIRIM G. , ÖZDEN D., ÇINAR Z.

NURSING ETHICS, vol.24, no.2, pp.209-224, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0969733015593408
  • Title of Journal : NURSING ETHICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-224

Abstract

Background: Moral distress is a common problem among professionals working in the field of healthcare. Moral distress is the distress experienced by a professional when he or she cannot fulfill the correct action due to several obstacles, although he or she is aware of what it is. The level of moral distress experienced by nurses working in intensive care units varies from one country/culture/institution to another. However, in Turkey, there is neither a measurement tool used to assess moral distress suffered by nurses nor a study conducted on the issue.