Table 2: Main categories and subcategories of ethical sensitivity in ethical leaders from the perspective of Iranian nurses.

Main Category Sub-categories
sensitivity to care Sensitivity to all aspects of patient’s condition
Emphasis on care issues
Monitoring proper performance
sensitivity to errors Sensitivity to medical errors
Error prevention
Correction of error
sensitivity to communication Proper communication with clients
Attention to communication with health team members
sensitivity in decision-making Ethical decision-making
Education of ethical decision-making
sensitivity to ethical practice Work conscience
Adherence to ethical principles and values
Ethical sensitization
Sensitivity to ethics in practice