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Nurses' perception of death education

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dc.contributor.advisor Sovka, Frank
dc.contributor.author Kalischuk, Ruth Grant
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-11T20:28:12Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-11T20:28:12Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/49
dc.description xi, 160 leaves : ill., charts ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract The primary purpose of this study was to examine nurses including student nurses perceptions of death education in southern Alberta as one way of improving futrue nursing curricula. Five nurse subgroups were included, as follows: college and university students, hospital nurses, community nurses, and nurse educators. A questionnaire was developed and piloted prior to distribution to 450 nurses in six locations, including two urban and four rural sites, in southern Alberta. Completed, useable returns numbered 373 (83%). Descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and t-tests were used to analyze the data from scaled questionnaire items; content analysis was used to interpret written response items. Theoretical and conceptual frameworks were developed and utilized to guide the interpretation of findings. Generally, nurses perceived that existing death education remains inadequate as preparation for sound clinical nursing practice. Several statistically significant findings related to the provision of professional terminal care were reported amon the five nurse subgroups. Nurses identified concerns and deficits within existing nursing death educaiton and offered several specific suggestions for improvement. The improvement of death education for nurses will most likely result in the delivery of safe, effective, quality nursing care practice to the dying person and family. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1992 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Nursing -- Study and teaching en
dc.subject Death -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject Terminal care en
dc.subject Bereavement -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Nurses' perception of death education en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education
dc.degree.level Masters


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