Organizational values according to physicians and nurses in three Hospital centers of Bogota

  • Gloria Lucía Arango Bayer Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Abstract

This article presents one of the many objectives of a doctorate thesis, oriented towards identifying and describing the institutional values and principles perceived as predominant by nurses and medical practitioners in three hospitals in Bogota. For this reason, a qualitative study of thegrounded theory sort,was carried out, including 49 in-depth interviews with medical practitioners and registerednurses ofthreehospitalslocated in Bogota: one public, one private and one pertaining to a specialregimen of Colombia’s armed forces and police. The results of the afore mentioned study suggest that five predominant values exist in the hospitals: efficiency, hierarchy, image, quality of care and the individual (be it as a patient or as a client). Recommendations are formulated for profesional development, education, research and hospitals.
Keywords ethical climate, values, bioethics, ethical issues
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Arango Bayer, G. (2016). Organizational values according to physicians and nurses in three Hospital centers of Bogota. Acta Bioethica, 22(1). Retrieved from https://actabioethica.uchile.cl/index.php/AB/article/view/41716/43218
Published
2016-06-18