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Swedish nursing students' reasoning about emotionally demanding issues in caring for dying patients
Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sweden / Angered Local Hospital, Sweden.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. (Äldre och långvariga hälsoproblem, Older Adults and Long-Term Health Problems)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9771-6640
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. (Äldre och långvariga hälsoproblem, Older Adults and Long-Term Health Problems)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9257-5087
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. (Kvinna, barn och familj)
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2014 (English)In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing, ISSN 1357-6321, E-ISSN 2052-286X, Vol. 20, no 4, 194-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: To describe nursing students' reasoning about emotionally demanding questions concerning the care of dying patients.

METHODS: The Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying (FATCOD) Scale was completed by students at the beginning of their education, and there was great variation in the responses to five items. At a follow-up measurement in the second year, an open-ended question, 'How did you reason when completing this question?', was added to each of the these five items. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the responses.

RESULTS: Of 140 students who completed the FATCOD, 111 provided free-text responses. The analysis of these responses revealed three themes: death perceptions, the students' understanding of their current situation, and the nurse's responsibility.

CONCLUSION: This study provides useful information on students' reasoning about emotionally demanding questions relating to the care of dying patients. Such knowledge is valuable in helping students to overcome their fear and fulfil their expectations concerning their future proficiency.

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Mark Allen Group , 2014. Vol. 20, no 4, 194-200 p.
Keyword [en]
Death, End-of-life care, Nursing education, Nursing students, Perceptions
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Nursing
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Medical sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-9496DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2014.20.4.194PubMedID: 24763328ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84902116098OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-9496DiVA: diva2:725814
Available from: 2014-06-17 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2016-02-19Bibliographically approved

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