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Subjectivity Research on Biomedical Ethics of Nursing Students


  • Department of Basic Medical Science, Jeonju University, Korea, Republic of


Background/Objectives: This research investigated subjective value types of the nursing students about Biomedical Ethics, applying Q-method. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Data collecting process using Q-method is as follows: First, 38 male and female students who understand objective and importance of this study and filled separate 'research participation consent form' out were chosen as subjects, from 1st graders to 4th graders of Nursing department of J university. Data collecting period was from 27 Oct, 2014 to 21 Nov, 2014, through sorting Q-samples and individual interview. Findings: As a result, totally 4 types were deducted. Four types were named respectively as follows; rational conservatives, moderate progressives, reality accepters and unconditional life protectors. Necessity of further development of educational planning adequate for each type's characteristics and curriculum which helps efficient Biomedical Ethics education was brought up. Application/Improvements: This research will be of help in developing course of study that students can learn Biomedical Ethics more efficiently.


Biomedical Ethics, Factor Analysis, Nursing Student, Q-Method, Subjectivity.

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