Ethical Sensitivity in Nursing Ethical Leadership: A Content Analysis of Iranian Nurses Experiences
Fatemeh Esmaelzadeh1, Abbas Abbaszadeh2, *, Fariba Borhani3, Hamid Peyrovi4
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 1
Last Page: 13
Publisher ID: TONURSJ-11-1
Article History:Received Date: 31/07/2016
Revision Received Date: 28/09/2016
Acceptance Date: 06/10/2016
Electronic publication date: 31/01/2017
Collection year: 2017
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Considering that many nursing actions affect other people’s health and life, sensitivity to ethics in nursing practice is highly important to ethical leaders as a role model.
The study aims to explore ethical sensitivity in ethical nursing leaders in Iran.
This was a qualitative study based on the conventional content analysis in 2015. Data were collected using deep and semi-structured interviews with 20 Iranian nurses. The participants were chosen using purposive sampling. Data were analyzed using conventional content analysis. In order to increase the accuracy and integrity of the data, Lincoln and Guba's criteria were considered.
Fourteen sub-categories and five main categories emerged. Main categories consisted of sensitivity to care, sensitivity to errors, sensitivity to communication, sensitivity in decision making and sensitivity to ethical practice.
Ethical sensitivity appears to be a valuable attribute for ethical nurse leaders, having an important effect on various aspects of professional practice and help the development of ethics in nursing practice.