Total views : 436

A Study on Perceptions on Death, Actions on Death Preparation, and Death Education among Medical Personnel

Affiliations

  • Department of Hospital Management, College of Medical Science, Konyang University, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Konyang University, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Health & Welfare Management, Konyang Cyber University, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Korea, Republic of
  • Department Public Health, Konyang Graduate School of Public Health & Welfare, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Hospital Management, College of Medical Science, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of

Abstract


Background/Objectives: This study examined perception on death and actions on it, and necessity and importance of death education using medical Personnel (nurses) as survey respondents. It was done to provide information to make medical Personnel have positive perception on death, and to suggest a direction in developing a death education program. Methods/Statistical Analysis: During the month of May, 2015, 127 nurses working in the D University Hospital in Daejeon, Chungnam province were selected as survey objects and study was conducted. Findings: To the question, "To whom do you notify first that the patient cannot be recovered?", 71 respondents (55.9%) answered that they give notice to protectors, and, among this group of respondents, more respondents answered that death education is neither necessary nor important than those who answered that it is necessary and important. Improvements: This research about death perception and death preparation education to develop a death education program will serve as the basis to give information in making medical Personnel have positive perception of death, and to suggest a direction of death education contents.

Keywords

Death Education, Death Preparation, Medical Personnel, Perceptions on Death.

Full Text:

 |  (PDF views: 233)

References


  • Kim MA. Attitude on death among nursing care-takers and demand for death preparation. Master’s Thesis, Hanyang University; 2010.
  • Im SS. Death perception and nursing of dying patients among nursing home nurses. Master’s Thesis, Keimyeong University; 2015.
  • An MS, Lee GJ. Good death perception and nursing of dying patients among nursing home nurses. Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 2014 Sep; 17(3):122–33.
  • Yun YH, Lee CG, Kim SY, Lee SW, Heo DS, Kim JS. The attitudes of cancer patients and their families toward the disclosure of terminal illness. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2004 Jan; 22(2):307–14.
  • Stewart AE, Lord JH, Mercer DL. A survey of professionals training and experiences in delivering death notifications. J Psychol Soc Issue. 2000 Oct–Nov; 24(7):611–31.
  • Dierckx de Casterlé B, Verpoort C, De Bal N. Nurses views on their involvement in euthanasia:a quantity study in flanders. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2006 Apr; 32(4):187–92.
  • Peters L, Cant R, Payne S, O’Connor M, Hood FK, Morphet J. How death anxiety impacts nurses caring for patients at the end of life , a review of literature. The Open Nursing Journal. 2013; 7:14–21.
  • Kim KH. Education on death for undergraduate students of health and medical, moreover, it will be that they can form an appropriate attitude for death, meaning of life as a university student and proposed the need for Well-dying Education. 2010;10(2):156–62.
  • Shin EJ. The effect of death preparation education program on the attitudes of life meaning. Death Anxiety, and Nursing of Dying Patients. Journal of Orient Neuropsychiatry. 2011; 22:65–74.
  • Yun MO. The effect of death preparation education program on the death anxiety and meaning among volunteer workers. Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 2009; 12:199–208.
  • Jeon H-W, Kim M-H, Jeong-Ah. Death perception, death preparation and need for death educational program of the elderly. Indian Journal of Science and Technology. 2015 Oct; 8(25):1–7. DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2015/v8i25/80275
  • Rhee YS, Yun YH, Park S, Shin DO, Lee KM, Yoo HJ. Depression in family caregivers of cancer patients: the feeling of burden as a predictor of depression. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2008 Dec; 26(36):5890–95.
  • Lee SH, Shin DE, Shim JA, Yun YH. Perception and acceptance among common people on the well-dying national strategy. Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 2013 Jun; 16(2):90–97.
  • Seo MJ, Kim JY, Kim SH, Lee TH. The relationship between attitudes and measures on death and nursing of patients with terminal illnesses among nurses in departments where patients frequently die. Journal of Korean Community Nursing. 2013; 16(2):108–17.
  • Braun M, Gordon D, Uziely B. Associations between oncology nurses attitudes toward death and caring for dying patients. Oncology Nursing Forum. 2010 Jan; 37(1):E43–E49.
  • Jeong EJ. Analysis of the effect of program for well-dying. Asia Pac J Bus Ventur Entrep. 2012; 7(2):189–94.
  • Jung EJ, Byeon SH. The effect of well-dying education on workers in welfare for the elderly. The Journal of the Korea Contents Association. 2012; 12:215–22.

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.