Revista Cubana de Enfermería
On-line version ISSN 1561-2961
REYES LOPEZ, Madelín; RIOS PACHECO, Marta and HIDALGO DE PAZ, Armando. Exploración de conocimientos bioéticos en el personal de enfermería del Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico de Cienfuegos. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 1997, vol.13, n.1, pp. 20-24. ISSN 1561-2961.
An anonimous survey was done to know the level of Bioethics elementary knowledge existing among the nursing personnel, as well as the effectiveness in that sense of a postgraduate course on this topic imparted to 110 nurses from the Provincial Clinical and Surgical Hospital in Cienfuegos. 84 of them had no previous training on this regard, and the other 26 had attended postgraduate courses. It was demonstrated that the first group only answered correctly for a general mark of 39.5 %, whereas the second group obtained 86.9 %. This shows that there is a low level of Bioethics knowledge among the nursing personnel, and reaffirms the need to conduct systematic Bioethics courses for this health personnel, taking into account that its efficacy may lead to a better and more human attention to the patients and their relatives.
Keywords : BIOETHICS; ETHICS NURSING; EDUCATION, NURSING, GRADUATE..