A study on the bioethical knowledge of De La Salle University Medical Center staff nurses regarding do not resuscitate (DNR) order

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Resuscitation Order, Nurses, Bioethics


The study used a descriptive type of research. The respondents were the 97 staff nurses of De La Salle University Medical Center composed of 69 females and 28 males assigned in different wards and special areas in DLSUMC. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting the sample population. Data was gathered using a questionnaire that was patterned and modified from the study of Fojas (2005). Percentage, mean, t-test and Analysis of variance (ANOVA) or f-test were the statistical treatments applied. The study concluded that: 1) Majority of the staff nurses in De La Salle University Medical Center were 20-25 years old, female, Catholic, with 1-2 years length of hospital service and assigned in the special areas; 2) The staff nurses of DLSUMC have above average bioethical knowledge regarding Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order; 3) There was no significant difference on the bioethical knowledge of the staff nurses regarding Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order in DLSUMC when grouped according to age, gender, religion, length of hospital experience and area of assignment.

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