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Moral Distress and Turnover Intention among Critical Care Nurses in Saudi Arabia
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Volume 3, 2016
Issue 6 (November)
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Bilal Abumayyaleh, Nursing Department, Almaarefa Colleges, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.
Omar Khraisat, Nursing Department, Almaarefa Colleges, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.
Shaher Hamaideh, Nursing College, Hashemite University, Jordan, Az-Zarqa.
Adnan Ahmed, Nursing College, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.
Imad Thultheen, Nursing Department, Alfarabi Colleges, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.
The study aimed is to identify the relationship between moral distress and turnover intention among critical care nurses. A convenient sample of 200 critical care nurses was surveyed by Revised Moral Distress Scale and Turnover Intention Scale as a descriptive correlational cross-sectional study at teaching university hospital located in Riyadh the capital of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The result revealed that, critical care nurses reported a moderate level of moral distress. No significant association was indicated between moral distress intensity and frequency and nurses' turnover intention except a significant association between age (r =0 .17, P< 0.05), years of nursing experience (r = 0.19, P< 0.05), years of critical care experience (r = 0.18, P< 0.05) and turnover intention. There is a pressing need for conceptual work to generate a more vigorous understanding of moral distress in nursing practice and the relationship between moral distress and decision to leave position or nursing and the impact on patient care.
Critical Care, Moral Distress, Turnover
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