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Professional Values Among Undergraduate Nursing Students
Amina Sharif*, Muhammad Afzal2, Muhammad Hussain3, Syed Amir Gilani4
1Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
2Allied Health Sciences (AHS), The University of Lahore, Pakistan

Nowadays it is compulsory for the nurses to have knowledge and awareness concerning professional values as standards to provide safe and high-quality ethical care. Professional values are the primary standards that any profession must have. Lack of knowledge regarding the importance of professional values makes it harder for the nurses to take decisions in case of any ethical issue. Professional values were five caring, activism, professionalism, justice and trust. Nurses’ perspective on professional values affects decision- making and patient care. Aim: To assess the professional values among undergraduate nursing students. The research question was what are the perception regarding professional values among under graduate nursing students? The social learning theory and Bandura’s model helped as a frame work for this study Bandura’s model described that there is a link between nursing students, professional values and demographics. Methods: The study setting was an undergraduate baccalaureate school of nursing in the Lahore.  Using a convenient sampling method, the data was collected using a modified version of the NPVS-R tool. (01) for not important. (02) for somewhat important. (03) for important. (04) for very important and (05) for most important. The NPVS-R was a five-dimension (caring, trust, justice, activism and professionalism) tool that consists of 26 items that are used to measure the level of professional values among the nursing students, the sample size was 133. The present study that is a cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2018 in Lahore, Pakistan. Results: The study concluded that there is no effect of demographics on the perspective of professional values among the baccalaureate nursing students. The value of caring scored highest on the scale which comprised that all the students provided caring as the most important professional value and the lowest was seen in the case of activism. The study showed that the activism decreased with the increase in the age group of the student. Seminars, workshops’ and reflective courses about professional values should be conducted regularly by faculty members and clinical instructors as they play a vital role model for nursing students. The need to adoptive constructive and collective partnership between university staff and field-based staff because the clinical setting serves as a significant for professional values development
Keywords: professional values; nurses; attitude
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Int. J. Grad. Res. Rev.Vol-5, Issue-1: 101-108