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Developing the concept of moral sensitivity
Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
2006 (English)In: Nursing Ethics, ISSN 0969-7330, E-ISSN 1477-0989, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 187-196Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this Swedish study was to develop the concept of moral sensitivity in health care practice. This process began with an overview of relevant theories and perspectives on ethics with a focus on moral sensitivity and related concepts, in order to generate a theoretical framework. The second step was to construct a questionnaire based on this framework by generating a list of items from the theoretical framework. Nine items were finally selected as most appropriate and consistent with the research team’s understanding of the concept of moral sensitivity. The items were worded as assumptions related to patient care. The questionnaire was distributed to two groups of health care personnel on two separate occasions and a total of 278 completed questionnaires were returned. A factor analysis identified three factors: sense of moral burden, moral strength and moral responsibility. These seem to be conceptually interrelated yet indicate that moral sensitivity may involve more dimensions than simply a cognitive capacity, particularly, feelings, sentiments, moral knowledge and skills.

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2006. Vol. 13, no 2, p. 187-196
Keywords [en]
ethics, health care, instrument construction, moral sensitivity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-2790OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:2790DiVA, id: diva2:519846
Available from: 2007-05-24 Created: 2007-05-24 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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