Associations Between Oncology Nurses Attitudes Toward Death and Caring for Dying Patients

Oncology Nursing Forum, 01/04/2010

Nurses' personal attitudes toward death were associated with their attitudes toward the care of dying patients. The mediating model suggests that some nurses may use avoidance to cope with their own personal fears of death. Inconsistency between the current results and previous studies of associations between acceptance of death and attitudes toward care for dying patients imply that culture and religion might play important roles in the development of these attitudes.

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