Award Date

1-1-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

First Committee Member

Cheryl L. Bowles

Number of Pages

134

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Anxiety; Attitudes; Comparative; Death; Dying; Hospice; Level; Non-hospice; Nurses; Study

Controlled Subject

Nursing

File Format

pdf

File Size

3840 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/4a0v-tn33


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