Assessment of Health Care Providers Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Professional Ethics in Public and Private Health Facilities in Ambo Town, Central Ethiopia, 2016.

Ermias Mulu


With spectacular advances in Medical Sciences, many ethical issues related to healthcare have risen, which needs to be dealt with extreme sensitivity and professionalism in line with various codes of Medical Ethics. This study aimed to assess Health Care Providers Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards professional ethics in Ambo Town. A cross-sectional study design was used from May-June 2016 on total sample of 114 health professionals. The study was conducted using structured questionnaires, adopted from previous related studies. The questionnaire was self administered. The responses were based on a 5 point Likert scale: 1-strongly disagree, 2-disagree, 3-not sure, 4-agree and 5-srongly agrees. Finally the collected data were analyzed using SPSS version 20.  The study revealed that about 63% of the respondents know Hippocrates’s oath and only 12% knowledgeable about five principles of medical Ethics. …..

Keywords: professional Ethics, principles , Ambo Ethiopia

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