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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 678-683

Care: The first priority of professional values from the perspective of Iranian


1 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Health Adult Nursing Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Department of Epidemiology and Reproductive Health, Reproductive Epidemiology Research Center, Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Medical Ethics and Law Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Fariba Borhani
Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Medical Ethics and Law Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_230_17

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Background: All nurses from nursing students to the highest levels are expected to act professionally according to professional values. The aim of this study was to evaluate professional values from the perspective of nursing students of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional survey, we investigated the professional values of the nursing profession among 366 Bachelor's degree nursing students selected through simple random sampling. A two-part questionnaire containing demographic features and the Nursing Professional Values Scale-Revised developed by Weis and Schank with 26 items in the Likert scale were used after translation and validation. Results: The mean total score of the students in this scale was 4.1. Considering the mean and SD of each domain of the scale, the participants gave a higher score to “caring” and a lower score to “activism.” Simple linear regression analysis showed a significant relationship between the score of professional values and age (regression coefficient = 0.023, P = 0.013), grade point average (regression coefficient = 0.080, P = 0.050), and semester (regression coefficient = −0.098, P = 0.001). Conclusions: The present study showed that environmental factors, modeling from other professionals, and overt and covert training affected the students' perspective of professional values.


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