0803-Evaluating the Impact of Training on Knowledge and Practice of Medical Ethics: doctors

Paper presented by Professors Omar Hasan Kasule, Sr. and Muhammad Ayub Sidiq at the Institute of Medicine, Brunei Darussalam.



The paper reports results of an assessment of knowledge and practice of medical ethics among nurses in a public hospital before and after an intervention training module on medical ethics. Its objective was to provide baseline information about ethical knowledge and practice in a public hospital and investigate the feasibility of improvement using a 1-day seminar-workshop. The results of the study were to be used to formulate policies on ethical training for healthcare workers. A questionnaire on the basic ethical principles and practices will be prepared. Respondents were presented with case scenarios. They were asked to choose the best among 3-4 approaches to resolving the ethical problem(s) in each scenario. The questionnaire was administered a few hours before the workshop on ethics. The participants were asked to complete the same questionnaire within 1  month of the ethics workshop. To make sure that responders give honest answers, no personal identifiers were included on the questionnaires. They will however be asked to invent a code of their own and write that code on the pre and post-intervention questionnaires to enable statistical analysis. The investigators will not know to whom the codes belong. Data was key-punched and analyzed using the SPSS program. Conditional logistic regressions methods will be used to derive odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals after adjusting for confounders.

ŠProfessor Omar Hasan Kasule, Sr. March, 2008