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Int J Nurs Knowl. 2014 Oct;25(3):183-8. doi: 10.1111/2047-3095.12042. Epub 2014 Jun 23.

Student nurses' attitudes toward dying patients in central Anatolia.

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Department of Medical Nursing, School of Health, University of Bozok, Yozgat, Republic of Turkey.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study was descriptively conducted to explore attitudes of nursing students related to caring for dying patients in central Anatolia.

METHODS:

The study was completed with 222 third-year students of nursing school originating from three universities in Turkey.

RESULT:

It was explored that Frommelt Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying Scale (FATCOD) scores of the students who had previously cared for terminal patients at the clinics were significantly higher, and the scores of those who regarded themselves as nonbeliever in terms of religion were significantly lower (p < .05).

CONCLUSION:

It was seen that nursing students' FATCOD scores were at a moderate level.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

We are of the opinion that it will be helpful that nursing students should be trained about the care for dying patients during their formal education.

KEYWORDS:

Attitude; dying patient; nursing education; student nurse

PMID:
24957518
DOI:
10.1111/2047-3095.12042
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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