Table 2: Correlations (Adult ICU).

 

Total Ethical Climate

Total Moral Distress Score

Spearman's rho

Total Ethical Climate

Correlation Coefficient

1.000

-0.624

Sig. (2-tailed)

.

0.054

N

11

10

Total Moral Distress Score

Correlation Coefficient

-0.624

1.000

Sig. (2-tailed)

0.054

.

N

10

12

 

The relationship between ethical climate and moral distress was investigated using Spearmanís Rank Order Correlation.

There was a strong negative correlation between the two variables, rho = -0.62, n = 10, p = 0.05, with high levels of ethical climate associated with lower levels of moral distress.