Perspective and Experience of Operating Room Personnel on Ethical Behaviors
Soheila Bakhtiari 1 2, Mahnaz Rakhshan 3, Mohsen Shahriari 4, Farkhondeh Sharif 5 *
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1 Ph.D candidate of Nursing, Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IRAN
2 Department of Operating Room, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, IRAN
3 Associate professor, Community Based Psychiatric Care Research Center. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IRAN
4 Associate Professor of Nursing, Department of Adult Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, IRAN
5 Professor, Community Based Psychiatric Care Research Center. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IRAN
* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Background: unethical behaviors necessitate a specific focus on ethical behavior. A better understanding of the concept can be obtained through the perspective and experience of surgical teams on ethical behavior. As a direct result, the knowledge and performance of the nurses as well as the patients’ satisfaction can be elevated.
Objectives: The present study aimed to assess ethical behavior based on the perspective and experience of the OR personnel.
Research Design: A qualitative study to identify the perspective and experience of OR personnel on ethical behavior, using the conventional qualitative content analysis method.
Participants and Research Context: OR personnel at educational hospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences were selected from April 2017 to June 2018 Using a purposive sampling method (n=26).In-depth semi-structured interviews Were Used For Data Collection.
Ethical Considerations: The study was approved by University’s Ethics Committee. Prior to the interviews, the research goals and method were explained, the confidentiality of any disclosed information was guaranteed, and voluntary participation was emphasized.
Findings: Based on the interview data, four themes were extracted, namely “Enhance professional commitment”, “Strive for excellence”, “Respect for human dignity”, and “Enhance safety”.
Discussion and Conclusion: The findings highlighted the provision of compassionate care by the OR personnel, in accordance with scientific standards. Fair job division and non-discriminatory behavior between the members of the OR team were emphasized. Our findings emphasized the importance of psychological and physical safety. Personal and professional excellence can be achieved through conscious actions by the personnel to correct their shortcomings, improvement of the capabilities of colleagues, and effective teamwork.The findings enlighten healthcare personnel and managers on the concept of ethical behavior toward designing better policies and plans for patient care. the nursing profession will be respected more and ethical behavior and professionalism will become widespread.

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/7821

Electron J Gen Med, 2020 - Volume 17 Issue 3, Article No: em198

Publication date: 06 Mar 2020

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