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Table 3 Practice of bioethics among physicians (n = 200) at the teaching hospital in Oman 2016

From: Development and validation of an instrument to measure physician awareness of bioethics and medical law in Oman

  Characteristicsa Total (N = 200)
N (%)
How often do you encounter an ethical situation in your practice? Rare 12 (6.0)
Occasional 42 (21.0)
Often 67 (33.5)
Frequent 79 (39.5)
How often you observe an unethical decision in your practice? Rare 77 (38.5)
Occasional 74 (37.0)
Often 34 (17.0)
Frequent 15 (7.5)
Rare 18 (9.0)
How often do you find an answer to your ethical dilemma? Occasional 76 (38.0)
Often 71 (35.5)
Frequent 34 (17.0)
In what area do you encounter ethical issues? Religion 106 (53.0)
Law 73 (36.5)
Finance 65 (32.5)
Conflict of interest 101 (50.5)
Traditions and values 121 (60.5)
Where usually you look for an answer for your ethical question? Books 53 (26.5)
Internet 99 (49.5)
Friends 35 (17.5)
Senior colleague 156 (78.0)
Elsewhere 19 (9.5)
What mostly stops you from unethical practice? Religion 130 (65.0)
Traditions and values 109 (54.5)
Law 87 (43.5)
Ethics teaching 99 (49.5)
  1. aRare = once a year; Occasional = once every six months; Often = once every month; Frequent = once every week