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Title :Analysis of characteristics related to the attitudes of Nursing Students toward terminal care : A comparative study between Sri Lanka and Japan
Authors :Nandasena, H.M.R.K.G
Sakai, Sayuri
Koyama, Tikayo
Publisher :新潟大学医学部保健学科
Issue Date :Mar-2017
Journal Title :新潟大学保健学雑誌
Volume :14
Issue :1
Start Page :35
End Page :41
ISSN :2188-4617
Abstract :The attitudes of nurses toward caring for dying patients are important in palliative care. There are many factors that can affect nursing students’ attitudes toward terminal care, including their religion, as well as knowledge, clinical, and personal experiences related to care of dying patients. In this study, we aimed to identify the characteristics that affected nursing students’ attitudes to terminal care and the views of life and death, and to compare student attitudes between universities in Japan and Sri Lanka. The study was carried out among first- and fourth-year nursing students from a university in Sri Lanka (University A) and a university in Japan (University B). Data were collected from 157 nursing students at each university, using the self-administered Frommelt Attitude toward Care of the Dying (FATCOD) scale and the Death Anxiety Scale (DAS). The analysis indicated that the students at University B had higher scores on the FATCOD than students at University A; interestingly, the majority of students at University B were not practicing religion, but those at University A were. Therefore, although students of University B encountered higher death anxiety and avoidance, it did not affect their FATCOD scores. By contrast, students at University A had a clearer view of life and death compared with students at University B. Our results also indicate that knowledge about terminal care could affect attitudes. We conclude that religious belief may alter views about death and dying, but that it does not affect attitudes toward terminal care.
Keywords :attitudes toward terminal care
life and death
nursing students
palliative care
Type Local :紀要論文
Language :eng
Format :application/pdf
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/10191/47195
fullTextURL :http://dspace.lib.niigata-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/10191/47195/1/14(1)_35-41.pdf
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