Assessment of Undergraduate Critical Care Nursing Students’ ‘ Knowledge and Attitudes toward Caring of Dying Patients In Colleges of Nursing at Baghdad University

Authors

  • Ahmed F. Hassan1 ,Haider M. Majeed1 , Aqeel H. Jasim2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10530

Keywords:

Assessment, Undergraduate Critical Care Nursing Students Knowledge, Attitudes, Dying Patients

Abstract

Nurses have played various roles in the development of palliative care, offering leadership, support and

focus for the movement. Experiences of death on a clinical placement by nursing students were a major

cause of anxiety and sadness.

Objectives: To asses of students’ knowledge toward care of dying patient and to find out the relationship

between students’ knowledge and their demographical characteristic such as age, gender, post level of

education.

Methodology: A descriptive study was conducted in the period of December 10th 2018 up to the end of 5th

May 2019. A non-probability (purposive) sample of (100) student at college of nursing from different post

educational levels, both sexes (males and females), were selected .The data collected was analyzed using

SPSS version 17.0.

Results: the majority of the study were male who accounted for (58%) of the total participants while female

constituted (42%). Most of the study participants (98%) were ages (21-30) years old. (90%) of the student

were secondary school graduate. Nanty three percent of the student were married and sixty nine percent

were sufficient.

Conclusions: The undergraduate critical cares nursing students were adequately prepared to care for

terminally ill and dying patients as they had deficiency in some knowledge about palliative care but their

knowledge towards palliative care was good.

Author Biography

Ahmed F. Hassan1 ,Haider M. Majeed1 , Aqeel H. Jasim2

1 Assistant Instructor, 2 Instructor, Fundamentals of Nursing Department, College of Nursing-University of

Baghdad.

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Ahmed F. Hassan1 ,Haider M. Majeed1 , Aqeel H. Jasim2. (2020). Assessment of Undergraduate Critical Care Nursing Students’ ‘ Knowledge and Attitudes toward Caring of Dying Patients In Colleges of Nursing at Baghdad University. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1142-1146. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10530