A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Towards Care of Dying Patients among Nursing Interns

Authors

  • Saidama Sherif Mujavar
  • Nayana K
  • Revathi S Nair
  • Riya Babu
  • Gireesh G R

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.15009

Keywords:

Knowledge, attitude, nursing interns, care of dying patients.

Abstract

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
22.
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.

Author Biographies

Saidama Sherif Mujavar

4th Year B.Sc Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be) University, Mangaluru

Nayana K

4th Year B.Sc Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be) University, Mangaluru

Revathi S Nair

4th Year B.Sc Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be) University, Mangaluru

Riya Babu

4th Year B.Sc Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be) University, Mangaluru

Gireesh G R

Mr. Gireesh
G R, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College, Yenepoya(Deemed
to be) University, Mangaluru

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Saidama Sherif Mujavar, Nayana K, Revathi S Nair, Riya Babu, & Gireesh G R. (2021). A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Towards Care of Dying Patients among Nursing Interns. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 4056-4061. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.15009