Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
First Committee Member
Cheryl L. Bowles
Number of Pages
The purpose of this descriptive survey was to assess nurses' attitudes toward death and dying and level of death anxiety. Sixty nine nurses from nonhospice and hospice settings were surveyed. Findings indicated the hospice nurses had a more positive attitude toward death and dying and lower level of death anxiety than nonhospice nurses; Frequent exposure to death and dying was significantly related to attitude toward death and dying for both the hospice and nonhospice groups. The number of funerals attended was also influential in shaping a more positive attitude toward death and dying for the nonhospice group; The category of the dying person was related to death anxiety for the nonhospice group. No significant correlation was found to influence death anxiety for the hospice group. Death anxiety and attitude toward death and dying were also assessed for any relationship between the two variables. No significant relationship was found.
Anxiety; Attitudes; Comparative; Death; Dying; Hospice; Level; Non-hospice; Nurses; Study
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Harber, Debra Panko, "A comparative study of hospice vs nonhospice nurses' attitudes toward death and dying and level of death anxiety" (1990). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 115.
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