Factors affecting the perception of human dignity of nursing students

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Satu Tufan
Zeliha Koç


This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the factors that influence the perception of human dignity among nursing students. The study was conducted between 14 April and 17 April 2023 with 191 students studying in the nursing department of the Faculty of Health Sciences of a university who had agreed to participate in the study. Data were collected using a questionnaire designed by the researchers on the literature and Scale of Human Dignity Perception and Understanding in Nursing. The arithmetic mean, standard deviation, median and frequency (in percent), Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Walli’s test, and Spearman correlation analysis were used to analyze the data. In this study, it was found that student nurses had a high level of understanding and perception of human dignity.  In line with the findings, it is recommended that student nurses' behaviors and attitudes be supported to provide care by ethical principles and values by respecting individuals' values and differences.

Keywords: Human dignity; nursing; nursing students; values.


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Tufan, S., & Koç , Z. (2023). Factors affecting the perception of human dignity of nursing students. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 10(2), 87–96. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v10i2.9104

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