Nurses' Attitude toward Caring for Terminal Patient in Long-Term Care Setting

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151758
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Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Attitude toward Caring for Terminal Patient in Long-Term Care Setting
Abstract:
Nurses' Attitude toward Caring for Terminal Patient in Long-Term Care Setting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Matsui, Miho, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Nagasaki University
Title:Associate Professor
[Research Presentation] Purpose: Elderly patients are rapidly increasing in various facilities in Japan, and terminal care is critical to those patients. Health care professionals' attitude are influential to provide care, however, it is little known about nurses' attitude toward terminal care for elderly patients. The purpose of this study was to examine nurses' attitude toward caring terminal ill patients in long term care setting. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire that included demographics, awareness of hospice and palliative care for elderly patients, Japanese version of Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying (FATCOD) which includes two subscales: positive attitude toward caring for the dying patient and perception of patient- and family-centered care, was provided to nurses belonging to long term care ward in Nagasaki, Japan. The questionnaire was distributed to 191 adults. Of these, 150 (78.5%) fully completed the questionnaire. Results: The mean age was 39.7, and 140 (93.3%) were female. Of the 150 nurses, 93.2% experienced terminal care of elderly patient in their clinical practice.  Awareness of hospice and palliative care were that 81.1% reported they felt necessary to provide hospice and palliative care for elderly, and 83.3% thought they should take care of terminal patient in their facility if patient and their family requested. The average score of FATCOD was 105.5 (SD=13.4, range=75-142), positive attitude toward caring for the dying patient 53.2 (SD=9.6), and perception of patient- and family-centered care 48.7 (SD=5.6), which means lower score compared to previous survey in acute care setting. Conclusion: Most nurses in this study experienced terminal care for elderly patient, however, the nurses' attitude toward caring terminal patients indicated lower score than in acute setting. These results suggest that education to enhance nurses' palliative care skill for elderly patient and their family is needed in long term care setting.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses' Attitude toward Caring for Terminal Patient in Long-Term Care Settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151758-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses' Attitude toward Caring for Terminal Patient in Long-Term Care Setting</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Matsui, Miho, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Nagasaki University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mihomatsui1002@yahoo.co.jp</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: Elderly patients are rapidly increasing in various facilities in Japan, and terminal care is critical to those patients. Health care professionals' attitude are influential to provide care, however, it is little known about nurses' attitude toward terminal care for elderly patients. The purpose of this study was to examine nurses' attitude toward caring terminal ill patients in&nbsp;long term care&nbsp;setting. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire that included demographics, awareness of hospice and palliative care for elderly patients, Japanese version of Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying (FATCOD) which includes two subscales: positive attitude toward caring for the dying patient and perception of patient- and family-centered care,&nbsp;was provided to nurses belonging to&nbsp;long term care ward&nbsp;in Nagasaki, Japan. The questionnaire was distributed to 191 adults. Of these, 150 (78.5%) fully completed the questionnaire. Results: The mean age was 39.7, and 140 (93.3%) were female. Of the 150 nurses, 93.2% experienced terminal care of elderly patient in their clinical practice.&nbsp; Awareness of hospice and palliative care were that 81.1% reported they felt necessary to provide hospice and palliative care for elderly, and 83.3% thought they should take care of terminal patient in their facility if patient and their family requested. The average score of FATCOD was 105.5 (SD=13.4, range=75-142), positive attitude toward caring for the dying patient 53.2 (SD=9.6), and perception of patient- and family-centered care 48.7 (SD=5.6), which means lower score compared to previous survey in acute care setting. Conclusion: Most nurses in this study experienced terminal care for elderly patient, however, the nurses' attitude toward caring terminal patients indicated lower score than in acute setting. These results suggest that education to enhance nurses' palliative care skill for elderly patient and their family&nbsp;is needed in long term care setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:12:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:12:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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