Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Original Article

The Effects of Hospital Ethical Climate on Nurses’ Perception of Physical Restraint


Düzce Atatürk State Hospital, Düzce, Turkey


Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 296-303
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.63497
Read: 128 Downloads: 57 Published: 30 September 2021

Aim: The study was carried out to determine the effect of hospital ethical climate on nurses’ perception of physical restraint.

Methods: This correlational study has been done on the nurses who use physical restraint method, and these nurses work at Public Hospital and University Hospital. 200 nurses have been surveyed on this research. The data were collected by using Personal Information Form, Hospital Ethical Climate Survey (HECS), and Levels of Knowledge Attitudes and Practices of Staff Regarding Physical Restraints Questionnaire.

Results: According to the findings of the research, it was determined that the HECS’s hospital and doctors sub-dimensions affect the knowledge level and attitudes of nurses regarding physical restraint. It was determined that hospital sub-dimension affect nurses’ practices regarding physical restraint.

Conclusion: In the study, it was determined that the ethical climate of nurses affected the perception of the nurses about the level of knowledge, the attitudes, and practices of the physical restraint.

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