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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Pattern of Islamic Nursing Ethics among Nurses in Pahang, Malaysia

Mohamad Firdaus, Mohamad Ismail (2021) Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Pattern of Islamic Nursing Ethics among Nurses in Pahang, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 17. E-ISSN 2636-9346

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An international study showed nurses were indeed experienced in various ethical issues. Major theories central to nursing ethics, which are deontology and utilitarian perspective, highlight the importance of human reasoning alone, and the efficiency can still be argued. As Muslim nurse, equipping themselves with the Islamic manner of spirit is crucial. The problem is the extent of applying Islamic ethics in nursing practice that is still in doubt. This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Islamic nursing ethics among nurses in Pahang, Malaysia. A self-administered questionnaire about knowledge of Islamic nursing ethics was developed, validated, tested, and distributed to nurses at Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital and Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital in Pahang (a tertiary care hospital) between February and March 2017. A total of 118 nurses had complete data in the study. The frequency of encountering ethical problems among nurses varied from ‘daily’ to ‘yearly’. Only 24.6% of nurses responded that they had experienced ethical issues in their work. 43.2% of nurses responded that they know ‘moderately’ about the moral principle of Islam pertaining to their work. More than half (69.5%) of the nurses scored at the moderate levels, and 17.8% had competent levels of practice regarding Islamic ethics. Only 20.3% of the respondents’ opinion is in line with Islamic ethics for the problem of adherence to the patients’ wishes. This study recognizes the need to evaluate the training curricula and modes of teaching Islamic ethics among nurses to further the Islamic ethics knowledge among nurses in a clinical setting.

Item Type: Article (Meeting Abstract)
Additional Information: 8810/91292
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursing, Ethics, Morals, Islam, Pahang
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT82 Nursing As A Profession
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Depositing User: Mr Mohamad Firdaus Mohamad Ismail
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2021 16:42
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2021 16:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91292

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