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Table 4 Influential factors of ethical decision-making

From: Nurses’ ethical decision-making during end of life care in South Korea: a cross-sectional descriptive survey

Variables β Standard error p-value 95% confidence interval
Moral sensitivity 0.852 0.134  < 0.001 0.587, 1.117
Age 0.166 0.220 0.450  − 0.268, 0.600
Education level (ref. BSN or lower)     
MSN or higher − 4.456 5.447 0.415  − 15.214, 6.302
Department (ref. wards)     
ICU  − 7.018 3.291 0.035  − 13.517, − 0.518
Ethics education (ref. none)     
1–10 h 10.462 4.551 0.023 1.472, 19.452
 > 10 h 20.450 5.689  < 0.001 9.214, 31.686
Job satisfaction 5.273 1.119  < 0.001 3.064, 7.483
Ethical conflict score  − 2.260 1.040 0.031  − 4.315, − 0.205
  1. (Multiple R-squared: 0.4585, Adjusted R-squared: 0.4312)
  2. BSN: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, MSN: Master of Science in Nursing, ICU: Intensive Care Unit