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Investigating the Dimensions of Moral Intelligence in Nurses and the Factors Effective on in the Selected Educational and Therapeutic Hospitals of Rasht in 2018

Author: MARYAM JIRDEHI, AREZOO MONFARED, EHSAN KAZEMNEJAD LEYLI
Abstract: Objective: The role of moral intelligence and its importance in improving interpersonal relationships and social relations in nursing profession that directly deals with people and their lives, possesses a particular position. The aim of this study was to determine the moral intelligence and its dimensions in the teaching hospitals of Rasht in 2018. Materials and methods: This research is a descriptive study. Using stratified random sampling method, a total of 260 nurses from the teaching hospitals of Guilan University of Medical Sciences, were participated in the study. For data collection, demographic questionnaire as well as Lennick and Kiel's moral intelligence questionnaire including 40 questions with 4 dimensions were used. The data were entered into SPSS20 and analyzed using descriptive tests (mean, standard deviation, percentage, frequency and tables) and analytical statistics (Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis, and Friedman). Results: The results showed that most of nurses had very good moral intelligence. In terms of moral intelligence dimensions, the highest score was regarded compassion dimension and the lowest score was regarded forgiveness dimensions. Through comparison of the moral intelligence scores of the nurses with the basic variables of the studied units, a significant relationship was observed between moral intelligence with the nurse workplace (p = 0.043), age group (P = 0.036) and work experience (P = 0.03). Conclusion: The results of this study showed that moral intelligence of the nurses is at a favorable level. Nursing is a humanistic profession that its nature is associated with ethical issues and this causes the nurses to deal with ethical issues and important decisions that will be effective in the development of moral intelligence. The optimal level of moral intelligence in nurses can be demonstrative of the importance of acquiring ethical norms by nurses as well as an emphasis on ethicality of clinical environment.
Keyword: Moral intelligence, nurse, effective factors
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