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Developing nurses’ moral reasoning skills

U. Kyriacos
Curationis | Vol 18, No 4 | a1372 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v18i4.1372 | © 1995 U. Kyriacos | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 March 1995 | Published: 28 March 1995

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U. Kyriacos,, South Africa

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Analysis of data from a Nursing Dilemma Test administered to 69 registered nurses employed at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town revealed a pattern of principled thinking in the groups with 5 to 9, 20 to 24, 25 to 29 and 30 to 34 years of clinical experience, whereas the group with the least clinical experience (0 to 4 years) showed no distinguishable pattern of thinking stages in moral judgement development.


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