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Application of bioethical principles in nursing students

Kimberly Sabrina Zamora Ruiz ,
Kimberly Sabrina Zamora Ruiz

Estudiante de Universidad Técnica de Ambato, carrera de enfermería, Ambato, Ecuador

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Luis Felipe Chileno Camacho ,
Luis Felipe Chileno Camacho

Docente de Universidad Técnica de Ambato, carrera de enfermería, Ambato, Ecuador

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Introduction: there are very few studies related to bioethical principles, despite the fact that these are fundamental in the execution of clinical practice. Methodology: Applied research of quantitative type, with a non-experimental, cross-sectional design and descriptive approach, the sample size is 80 people determined by a simple random sampling, among seventh semester students at the Technical University of Ambato. Results: The results were that 80% of students performed the activities corresponding to the principle of autonomy, 80% of participants applied the principle of non-maleficence, 85.4% of people developed the activities for the principle of justice, and 83% of participants applied the necessary activities on the principle of beneficence. Discussion: Bioethics is known to have 4 principles that have an important role in nursing practice, these are non-maleficence, beneficence, autonomy, justice the principles should be used not only by nurses if not by all health personnel, to provide adequate care. Conclusions: Within this study it was determined that students apply bioethical principles in their externship practices through the activities determined by the questionnaire

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Zamora Ruiz KS, Chileno Camacho LF. Application of bioethical principles in nursing students. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2024 May 9 [cited 2024 May 28];4:859. Available from:

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