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The Resource Moral development and public health nursing, by Margaret Avila

Moral development and public health nursing, by Margaret Avila

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Moral development and public health nursing
Title
Moral development and public health nursing
Statement of responsibility
by Margaret Avila
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Public health nurses (PHNs) have the opportunity and professional obligation to be at the forefront of the fight to eliminate health disparities based on the practice principle of social justice. The overall purpose of this descriptive study was to explore the stage of the moral development in a convenience sample of practicing public health nurses (PHNs) and the differences in moral development stage across selected demographic variables (age, gender, race/ethnicity, level of entry into professional nursing, highest level of education, years practicing as an RN, years practicing in a public health department, self-identified political views, primary language, and region of California.) The sample consisted of 196 PHNs from four regions in the state of California. A demographic data survey and the Defining Issues Test 2 (DIT-2) developed by Rest et al. (1999) to identify the stage of moral development based on Kohlbergs 6 stages were administered to participants. Descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way and two-way ANOVA were used to achieve the specific aims. Results demonstrated that participants scored at either stage 4 or 5 out of 6 possible stages. The following significant relationships were found between DIT scores and demographic variables. A significant relationship was noted between higher scores on the DIT-2 and being less than 50 years of age, having more liberal political views, and having English a primary language. Future studies are needed to accommodate a larger, more diverse sample size to compare gender and educational differences. Additional longitudinal studies examining the moral development and characteristics of registered nurses who self-select as career PHNs are indicated to examine the complex relationships between these factors
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CDU
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Avila, Margaret
Degree
(Ph.D.)
Dissertation note
Dissertation
Dissertation year
2015
Granting institution
University of San Diego
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RT97
LC item number
.A95 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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University of San Diego
Series statement
Dissertation series University of San Diego
Series volume
2015
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  • Moral development
  • Public health nursing
  • Nursing ethics
Label
Moral development and public health nursing, by Margaret Avila
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Publication
Copyright
Contributor
Note
Dissertation committee: Jane M. Georges, Chair; Ann Mayo; Dan Jordan -- title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-109)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
958178615
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Extent
1 online resource (xi, 109 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958178615
Label
Moral development and public health nursing, by Margaret Avila
Publication
Copyright
Contributor
Note
Dissertation committee: Jane M. Georges, Chair; Ann Mayo; Dan Jordan -- title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-109)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
958178615
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/dissertationadvisor
ncbyiMdFGp4
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 109 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958178615

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