A1 Journal article (refereed)
Health and social care educators’ ethical competence (2020)


Koskinen, Camilla; Koskinen, Monika; Koivula, Meeri; Korpi, Hilkka; Koskimäki, Minna; Lähteenmäki, Marja-Leena; Mikkonen, Kristina; Saaranen, Terhi; Salminen, Leena; Sjögren, Tuulikki et al. (2020). Health and social care educators’ ethical competence. Nursing Ethics, 27 (4), 1115-1126. DOI: 10.1177/0969733019871678


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Koskinen, Camilla; Koskinen, Monika; Koivula, Meeri; Korpi, Hilkka; Koskimäki, Minna; Lähteenmäki, Marja-Leena; Mikkonen, Kristina; Saaranen, Terhi; Salminen, Leena; Sjögren, Tuulikki; et al.

Journal or series: Nursing Ethics

ISSN: 0969-7330

eISSN: 1477-0989

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 27

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 1115-1126

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0969733019871678

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68430

Publication is parallel published: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019102434587


Abstract

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 aims to widen the understanding of health- and social care educators’ ethical competence in relation to core 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 Jyväskylä. Informed consent was obtained from all the educational units and participants in the study.

Findings:
The findings are presented based on three general patterns, an ethical basic motive, an ethical bearing and ethical actions. Subthemes are Humane view of students as unique individuals with individual learning, Bearing of tactfulness and firmness, Bearing of perceptiveness and accessibility, Bearing of satisfaction and joy over student learning, Valuing bearing towards each oneself and colleagues, Ability to interact and flexibility, Collegiality and a supportive work community and Educators as role models and inspirators.

Conclusion:
Educators’ personal and professional ethos is crucial to student learning, personal growth and ethical reasoning. Therefore, it is important to further develop educators’ training regarding ethical competence.


Keywords: ethical education; teachers; nurse educators; health care teachers; qualitative research; nursing science

Free keywords: ethical competence; educators; health and social care; caring science; qualitative study


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2


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