How intensive care nurses perceive good death


CEYHAN Ö. , ÖZEN B. , ZİNCİR H. , ŞİMŞEK N. , BAŞARAN M.

DEATH STUDIES, vol.42, no.10, pp.667-672, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1430084
  • Title of Journal : DEATH STUDIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.667-672

Abstract

This study was to determine the attitude of nurses regarding the concept of a good death and terminal phase was conducted to determine the effect on patient care. This is a descriptive and analytical study. The study was conducted with 102 nurses who worked at an intensive care unit and were willing to participate to the study. The mean Good Death Scale total score was 56.75 +/- 8.90 and the Frommelt Scale score was 95.10 +/- 8.53. In conclusion, our study results suggest that the attitudes of the nurses during care to moribund patients are moderate and, when appropriate care is given, they perceive the death as a positive experience.