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Table 5 Profession-related characteristics of health professionals in Central Gondar Zone public health Hospitals in 2021 (n = 613)

From: Practice of code of ethics and associated factors among health professionals in Central Gondar Zone public hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia, 2021: a mixed-method study design

Variables Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Happiness with current profession   
 Yes 515 84
 No 98 16
Was it first choice of your profession?   
 Yes 549 89.6
 No 64 10.4
Advising of others to pursue your profession   
 Yes 496 80.9
 No 117 19.1
Source of information for code of ethics   
 University/college 486 79.3
 Other* 127 20.7
Know the presence of ethics committee   
 Yes 425 69.3
 No 188 30.7
The function of the ethics committee   
 Correction measure 207 48.7
 Punishment 34 8.0
 Advise 173 40.7
 Training 11 2.6
Curriculum adequacy in the University/college   
 Yes adequate 97 15.8
 Not adequate 507 82.7
 I don't remember 9 1.5
Facing ethical problems in his/her experience   
 Yes 413 67.4
 No 200 32.6
Perceived reason for unethical Practice   
 Workload 338 38.8
 Negligence 66 10.8
 Lack of Knowledge 56 9.1
 Insufficient salary 253 41.3
Accused regarding an ethical issue   
 Yes 147 24
 No 466 76
Encountered ethical dilemma   
 Yes 367 59.9
 No 246 40.1
Common ethical dilemma   
 Religious issue 6 1.6
 Improper discharge 116 31.6
 Truth-telling 229 62.4
 End-of-life issue 16 4.4
Promotion decision considering an ethical practice   
 Yes 315 51.4
 No 298 48.6
Relationships with managers negatively influence ethical Practice   
 Yes 443 72.3
 No 170 27.7
Administrators communicate ethics as a priority   
 Yes 162 26.4
 No 451 73.6
Frequent colleagues conflict   
 Yes 172 28.1
 No 441 71.9
Harassment from Patient   
 Yes 279 45.5
 No 334 54.5
Receiving a gift from a patient   
 Yes 39 6.4
 No 574 93.6
Have you ever used substance   
 Yes 170 27.7
 No 443 72.3
Type of substance   
 Alcohol 49 28.8
 Khat 82 48.2
 Cigarette 22 12.9
 Drug 17 10.1
Satisfaction with your job   
 Satisfied 317 51.7
 Unsatisfied 296 48.3
  1. *Training, mass media, peers