20 minute self administered survey was given in paper and web formats to assess the ethical issues associated with nursing and social work practice. The intent was to provide educators and ethics programs in health care with valuable information regarding the ethical issues that nurses and social workers encounter in their practice as well as the resources available to help with these issues. After undeliverable and other identifiable disqualified respondents were removed as a result of mailing outcomes the group sample sizes were 1489 social workers and 817 registered nurses. From these groups we had 790 completes (figure includes 19 partial completions) for social workers (53.1%) and 422 completes (includes 5 partial completions) for the registered nurses (51.7%).
3000 individuals currently practicing as registered nurses or social workers in California Maryland Massachusetts or Ohio.
National Institutes of Health University of Pennsylvania
The National Institutes of Health Georgetown University University of Pennsylvania and Inova Fairfax Health Systems