Ethical problems experienced by nurses in primary health care: integrative literature review

Carlise Rigon Dalla Nora, Elma L.ourdes Campos Pavone Zoboli, Margarida Vieira

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to identify ethical problems experienced by nurses in primary health care and resources for coping based on publications on the subject. An integrative literature review was performed between the months of October and November 2013, using the databases: BDTD, CINAHL, LILACS, MEDLINE, Biblioteca Cochrane, PubMed, RCAAP and SciELO. Articles, dissertations and theses published in Portuguese, English and Spanish were included, totalling 31 studies published from 1992 to 2013. This analysis resulted in four categories: ethical problems in the relationship between team members, ethical problems in the relationship with the user, ethical problems in health services management and resources for coping with ethical problems. Results showed that nurses need to be prepared to face ethical problems, emphasizing the importance of ethics education during the education process before and during professional practice to enhance the development of ethical sensitivity and competence for problem resolution.

Translated title of the contributionProblemas éticos vivenciados por enfermeiros na atenção primária à saúde: revisão integrativa da literatura
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-121
Number of pages10
JournalRevista gaúcha de enfermagem / EENFUFRGS
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015

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