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The Effects of Nurses’ Knowledge of Withdrawal of Life- Sustaining Treatment, Death Anxiety, Perceptions of Hospice on Their Attitudes toward Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment

한국호스피스완화의료학회지 2020년 23권 3호 p.114 ~ 125
이영은, 정유진, 장유나, 정효은,
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이영은 ( Lee Young-Eun ) - Kosin University College of Nursing
정유진 ( Jung Yu-Jin ) - Kosin University College of Nursing
장유나 ( Jang Yoo-Na ) - Kyongbuk Science College Departement of Nursing
정효은 ( Jeong Hyo-Eun ) - Kosin University Research Institute of Wholistic Nursing Science

Abstract


Purpose: This descriptive study investigated the effects of nurses’ knowledge of withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, death anxiety, and perceptions of hospice care on their attitudes toward withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment.

Methods: Data were collected from 262 nurses at tertiary hospitals, general hospitals, or primary hospitals in Busan, Korea, and statistically analyzed using the t-test, analysis of variance, the Scheffe test, Pearson correlation coefficients, and hierarchical regression analysis.

Results: The participants’ scores were 3.68±0.45 (out of 5) for attitudes toward withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, 0.65± 0.15 (out of 1) for knowledge of withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, 2.61±0.26 (out of 4) for death anxiety, and 4.06±0.43 (out of 5) for perceptions of hospice care. Furthermore, knowledge of withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment and perceptions of hospice care showed positive correlations with attitudes toward withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, while death anxiety showed a negative correlation. The most significant factors influencing attitudes toward withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment were perceptions of hospice care, followed by having experienced caring for patients who withdrew life-sustaining treatment, death anxiety, having a spouse, and ethical values, and the overall explanatory power was 43.0%.

Conclusion: This study showed that perceptions of hospice were an important factor influencing nurses’ attitudes toward withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment. Therefore, it is necessary to develop and validate educational intervention programs that can improve perceptions of hospice care.

키워드

Nurses; Hospice care; Anxiety; Attitude; Terminal care

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