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Title: A Qualitative Research Survey on Cardiologist’s Ethical Stance in Cases of Moral Dilemmas in Cardiology Clinics
Authors: Buruk, B.
Ekmekci, P.E.
Çelebi, A.S.
Güneş, B.
Keywords: Cardiology; Clinical ethics; Ethical review; Surveys and questionnaires
Issue Date: 2024
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: This study sought to determine cardiologists’ degrees of ethical awareness and preferred courses of action for ethical dilemmas frequently encountered in clinical settings. For this evaluation, an online survey was created and sent to cardiologists affiliated with various academic posts in Ankara, Turkey. The survey included ten cases with various ethical considerations selected from our book, “Clinic Ethics with Cases from Cardiology.” Four possible action choices were defined for each case. Participants were asked to choose one or more of these preferences. In addition, a fictional change was made in each case’s context without changing the original ethical issue, and participants were asked whether an attitude different from the first chosen one was preferred. The participation ratio was 49/185 (26%), consent ratio 47/185 (25,4%), and completion ratio 44/185 (23,7%). Nine of the ten scenario changes did not change participants’ preferred action. For most questions, action preferences were concentrated between the two options. Although legal regulations did not reduce ethical dilemmas, they clarified physicians’ action preferences. Similarly, as an obscure moral issue gained prominence, physicians were forced to draw clearer lines in their actions. External factors such as healthcare emergencies can change physicians’ ethical dilemma-solving attitudes. © 2024, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.
ISSN: 1065-3058
Appears in Collections:Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection

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