A comparison of professional values of Taiwanese and American nursing students
Danita Alfred, PhD, RN; Pamela Martin PhD, RN; Susan Yarbrough PhD, RN; Liching Sung Wang MSN, RN; Yu-Hua Lin PhD
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Globalization is a part of our modern life and what happens on one side of the world is known on the other side in a matter of seconds. Nurses move across borders to respond to global events, continue their education, and conduct research. Sharing a common set of professional values is critical in this global environment. The purpose of this research was to examine the professional values of nursing students from two distinct cultural perspectives on opposite sides of the world. We partnered with nurse educators in Taiwan to compare professional values of graduating nursing students in a Taiwanese and a USA nursing program. The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics served as the philosophical framework for examination of these questions: 1.) Is there a difference in professional values for nursing students in a Taiwanese and USA nursing program? 2.) What professional values are most important to students in a Taiwanese and a USA nursing program? The convenience sample was comprised of 94 Taiwanese students and 168 USA students. The NPVS (Weis & Schank, 2009) was used to gather professional values data. Both groups of students reported high scores and did not differ from each other on the total NPVS score [t (155.30) = .95, p = .34].They did differ substantially on the relative importance of individual items with differences noted between the groups on items related to: patient advocacy, competence in practice, self-evaluation, advancement of the profession, participation in professional associations, and additional education. Global implications for the collaborative practice of nurses from different cultures working together can be improved by attending to these differences in value priorities. Weis, D., & Schank, M.J. (2009). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Nurses Professional Values Scale-Revised. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 17, 221-31.
41st Biennial Convention - 29 October-2 November 2011. Theme: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health. Held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.
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