Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Research Article - Hemşirelik Esasları

The Relationship Between Individualized Care Perceptions and Moral Sensitivity Levels of Nursing Students


İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, İstanbul


Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik bölümü, İstanbul.

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2019; 16: 119-124
DOI: 10.5222/HEAD.2019.119
Read: 572 Downloads: 242 Published: 01 July 2019

INTRODUCTION: Individualized care is a reflection of the belief in the individuality of the human being, which forms the basis of nursing philosophy and professional codes of ethics. From this point of view, this study aimed to determine the relationship between moral sensitivity and individualized care perception of nursing students.
METHODS: This descriptive-correlational study was carried out on 300 students studying in the nursing department of a foundation university in Istanbul. A personal information form, the Individualized Care Scale – Nurse Version (ICS-A) and the Moral Sensitivity Questionnaire (MSQ) were used as data collection tools. 
RESULTS: While the students' total mean score was found to be 3.89±0.81 on the ICS-A, the students' ESS scores were72.00 ± 26.70. When the relationship between the ESS and ICS-A was examined, there was weak positive correlation between decision-making control and benefit and orientation dimensions (r=0.20, r=0.22). There was weak positive correlation between ICS-A rank averages and orientation sub-dimension (r=0.22).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: According to the results of the study, a weak positive relationship was found between ethical sensitivities and perceptions of individualized care. According to these results, it is considered important to use innovative learning methods to increase students' moral sensitivity in clinical practice. 

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