Evaluation of moral intelligence of healthcare professionals via the “Survey for Measuring Moral Intelligence in the Provision of Healthcare Services”

  • Hulya Ozturk Eskisehir Osmangazi University
  • Omur Sayligil Eskisehir Osmangazi University
  • Zeki Yildiz Eskisehir Osmangazi University

Abstract

Moral intelligence -through which an individual makes mental evaluation before taking action about a decision- is important in individual-centered healthcare. Using Lawshe Method, we designed the “Survey for Measuring Moral Intelligence in the Provision of Healthcare Services” with “equality”, “empathy”, “moral intelligence”, “justice”, “tolerance”, “self-control”, and “politeness” dimensions (α=.966). Age of the population (physicians and nurses) was 36.44±9.52, consisting 517 (65.5%) women, 538 married participants, 653 employed in public hospitals, and 352 had work experience of <10 years. All participants were moral intelligence-sensitive. Those who had children, worked in a private organization, and had longer work experience were more sensitive with regard to “equality”, which varied by marital status, frequency of working outside normal working hours, and age groups. “Politeness” varied between participants that have worked for >8 hours/day. Using dimensions of this survey as skills is expected to ensure due diligence about rights and dignity in healthcare services.
Keywords moral intelligence, clinical ethics, healthcare
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Ozturk, H., Sayligil, O., & Yildiz, Z. (2021). Evaluation of moral intelligence of healthcare professionals via the “Survey for Measuring Moral Intelligence in the Provision of Healthcare Services”. Acta Bioethica, 27(1), 87-100. Retrieved from https://revistadematematicas.uchile.cl/index.php/AB/article/view/63957/68096
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2021-06-14