A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Towards Care of Dying Patients among Nursing Interns
Keywords:Knowledge, attitude, nursing interns, care of dying patients.
Background of the Study: Death is inevitable for all living beings. Nurses play a vital role in care of dying
patients and their family. Regardless whether the death occurs, in the community or hospital nurses spends
largest proportion of time during the care of dying patients. The nurses concern and support are valued by
patients as well as the relatives
Aim: To examine the nursing intern’s knowledge and attitude towards care of dying patient.
Method and Materials: A quantitative research approach with non-experimental descriptive study was
adopted in this study. The stratified random sampling technique was used to select the subject for the study.
Data collected from 100 subjects were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS version
Result: Among the selected subjects 83% had average knowledge, 69% had neutral attitude towards care
of dying patients.
Conclusion: In the present study by assessing the level of knowledge and attitude of Nursing interns towards
care of dying patients, it was found that 83% of Nursing interns had average knowledge and 69% of Nursing
interns had neutral attitude towards care of dying patients. This chapter enlightens the need of the research
study. The research reveals that there is no association between level of knowledge, level of attitude with
selected demographic variables and there is no significant relationship between level of knowledge and
attitude of Nursing interns towards care of dying patients.
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