Positive Attitudes Toward Medical Ethics

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In this study, of the whole 380 subjects under study, 47.7% (180 subjects) were men, and 52.6% (200 subjects) were women. Moreover, all subjects belonged to the 19-27 age range, and the mean and standard deviation of samples’ age were 22.48±2.7. In terms of marital status, the majority of subjects were single (77.1% or 293 subjects). Additionally, in terms of education, 180 subjects (47.4%) were medical students, 113 subjects (29.7%) were majoring in nursing, and 87 subjects (22.9%) were midwifery students.
The results showed that 75.8% (288 subjects) of students held positive attitudes towards medical ethics (with a mean and standard deviation of 4.500± 0.73). The highest and lowest values of attitudes towards medical ethics belonged to the principle of beneficence (with a mean and standard deviation of 4.62± 0.67) and the principle of justice (with a mean and standard deviation of 4.29± 0.80), respectively (see Table 1).
The independent t-test showed a statistically significant difference between the mean scores of students’ attitudes in terms of gender, indicating that the male students’ attitudes were better than those among the female students (p positive attitudes towards professional ethics through various ways, including retraining courses, and they should be prepared in the face of numerous ethical challenges in the future. The highest mean of attitudes towards medical ethics related to the principle of non-maleficence. Moreover, the students believed that any
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