A comparative study on the consciousness of bio-medical ethics of nursing and non-nursing students

간호과와 비 간호과 학생의 생명의료윤리 의식 비교

  • Cho, Mee-Kyung (Department of Nursing, Daeheon Health Sciences College)
  • 조미경 (대전보건대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2013.02.18
  • Accepted : 2013.04.20
  • Published : 2013.04.28


The purpose of this study was to identify consciousness of bio-medical ethics of nursing and non-nursing students. The total mean scores of consciousness of bio-medical ethics between nursing(3.04/4) and non-nursing(2.88/4) were significantly different(t=6.79, p<.001). There were statistically significant differences between two groups in sub-categories of consciousness of bio-medical ethics: right to life of fetus, prenatal diagnosis of fetus, right to life of newborn, euthanasia, organ transplantation, brain death. The major predicting factors for consciousness of bio-medical ethics were experience of studying for biomedical ethics over 1 semester, experience of conflict for biomedical ethic problem, and ethical attitude in nursing department. Study results indicate that appropriate and various teaching-learning method for education of each department is deeded according to move up into a higher class with consciousness of bio-medical ethics, ability of decision making, critical thinking.


Supported by : 대전보건대학교

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