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HAITIAN NURSES’ ATTRIBUTES OF PROFESSIONALISM: A COMPARATIVE CROSS- NATIONAL STUDY
Joseph A. Balogun*, Monique Germain and Adetutu O. Balogun
Aims: This non?interventional study sets out to investigate the attributes of professionalism of Haitian nurses and to compare their professionalism with the Ethiopian nurses. Background: Globally, the issue of professionalism has taken center stage in nursing because of the rapid changes in nursing education and the global merging of professional boundaries among nations. Design: We designed a comparative cross-national study by distributing a professionalism inventory to consenting registered nurses employed in both public and private hospitals in Haiti between November 2017 and February 2018. Methods: Data were collected from a convenient sample of 60 Haitian nurses who completed the professional inventory used to study the attributes of professionalism of Ethiopian nurses (Fantahun et al., 2014). Subsequently, a one-sample binomial non-parametric test was used to explore differences between the data reported for Ethiopian nurses with those obtained in this study for Haitian nurses. Results: Both the cumulative professionalism score and the eight subscales (knowledge, a spirit of inquiry, accountability, autonomy, advocacy, innovation and visionary, collegiality and collaboration, and ethics and value) scores for the Haiti nurses were significantly higher (p<.001) than the Ethiopian nurses. The observed differences were of "strong or large" practical effect (Cohen's d values ranges from 0.55 for collaboration and collegiality up to 1.37 for innovation and visionary). Conclusion: The findings suggest that the Haitian nurses imbibe higher core values of professionalism than the Ethiopian nurses.[Full Text Article]