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    Attitudes of Physicians and Patients Towards Disclosure of Genetic Information to Spouse and First-Degree Relatives: A Case Study From Turkey.Aslihan Akpinar & Nermin Ersoy - 2014 - BMC Medical Ethics 15 (1):39.
    When considering the principle of medical confidentiality, disclosure of genetic information constitutes a special case because of the impact that this information can have on the health and the lives of relatives. The aim of this study is to explore the attitudes of Turkish physicians and patients about sharing information obtained from genetic tests.
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    Undertaking the Role of Patient Advocate: A Longitudinal Study of Nursing Students.Insaf Altun & Nermin Ersoy - 2003 - Nursing Ethics 10 (5):462-471.
    Patient advocacy has been claimed as a new role for professional nurses and many codes of ethics for nurses state that they act as patient advocates. Nursing education is faced with the challenge of preparing nurses for this role. In this article we describe the results of a study that considered the tendencies of a cohort of nursing students at the Kocaeli University School of Nursing to act as advocates and to respect patients’ rights, and how their capacities to do (...)
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    A Study of the Ethical Sensitivity of Physicians in Turkey.Nermin Ersoy & Ümit N. Gündoğmuş - 2003 - Nursing Ethics 10 (5):472-484.
    In order to prepare bioethics and clinical ethics courses for clinicians in Turkey, we needed to know the attitudes of physicians when placed in ethically difficult care situations. We presented four cases to 207 physicians who are members of the Physicians’ Association in Kocaeli, Turkey. Depending on the decisions they made in each case, we determined whether they were aware of the ethical aspects of the cases and the principles they chose as a basis for their decisions. We aimed to (...)
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    Turkish Nurses' Decision Making in the Distribution of Intensive Care Beds.Nermin Ersoy & Aslihan Akpinar - 2010 - Nursing Ethics 17 (1):87-98.
    The aim of this study was to assess the opinions and role of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses regarding the distribution of ICU beds. We conducted this research among 30% of the attendees at two ICU congresses in Turkey. A self-administered questionnaire was used, which included 13 cases and allocation criteria. Of the total (136 nurses), 53.7% participated in admission/discharge decisions. The most important criterion was quality of life as viewed by the physician; the least important was the patient’s social (...)
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    Determination of National Midwifery Ethical Values and Ethical Codes: In Turkey.Ayla Ergin, Müesser Özcan, Zeynep Acar, Nermin Ersoy & Nazan Karahan - 2013 - Nursing Ethics 20 (7):0969733012474289.
    It is important to define and practice ethical rules and codes for professionalisation. Several national and international associations have determined midwifery ethical codes. In Turkey, ethical rules and codes that would facilitate midwifery becoming professionalised have not yet been determined. This study was planned to contribute to the professionalisation of midwifery by determining national ethical values and codes. A total of 1067 Turkish midwives completed the survey. The most prevalent values of Turkish midwives were care for mother–child health, responsibility and (...)
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    Attitudes About Prenatal Hiv Testing in Turkey.Nermin Ersoy & Aslıhan Akpınar - 2008 - Nursing Ethics 15 (2):222-233.
    The aim of this study was to assess the attitudes of Turkish pregnant women and antenatal health care providers towards prenatal HIV testing. A self-administered questionnaire was used. The relationships between the different groups' knowledge and attitudes were analysed by using the chi-squared statistic. A total of 494 pregnant women and 181 care providers participated. Forty-four per cent of the pregnant women thought that prenatal HIV testing should be mandatory, and 84% of the health care providers thought it should be (...)
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