Health and social care educators’ ethical competence

A1 Journal article (refereed)

Internal Authors/Editors

Publication Details

List of Authors: Camilla Koskinen, Monika Koskinen, Meeri Koivula, Hilkka Korpi, Minna Koskimäki, Marja-Leena Lähteenmäki, Kristina Mikkonen, Terhi Saaranen, Leena Salminen, Tuulikki Sjögren, Marjorita Sormunen, Outi Wallin, Maria Kääriäinen
Publisher: Sage
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Nursing Ethics
eISSN: 1477-0989


Background and purpose: Educators’ ethical competence is of crucial importance for developing students’ ethical thinking. Previous studies describe educators’ ethical codes and principles. This article aimstowidentheunderstandingofhealth-andsocialcareeducators’ethicalcompetenceinrelationtocore values and ethos. Theoretical background and key concepts: The study is based on the didactics of caring science and theoretically links the concepts ethos and competence. Methods: Data material was collected from nine educational units for healthcare and social service in Finland. In total 16 semi-structured focus group interviews with 48 participants were conducted. The interviews were analysed with a thematic analysis according to Braun and Clarke. Ethical considerations: The study is approved by the Declaration of Helsinki, the legislation regarding personal data and the General Data Protection Regulation. The study received ethical permission from the University of Jyva ¨skyla ¨. Informed consent was obtained from all the educational units and participants in the study.

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