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1. Ward, Betsy N. Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying.

Degree: DNS, Nursing, 2017, Kennesaw State University

Abstract Most nursing students fear death or care of the dying and thus question their abilities to give compassionate and competent care to patients or families at end-of-life (EOL). Research has shown positive results when students have experiences with dying patients in environments where interdisciplinary palliative and end-of-life practices are delivered. The purpose of this mixed methods comparative group study was to assess BSN students’ knowledge and attitudes toward care of the dying guided by Bandura’s social cognitive theory, which addresses learning under difficult circumstances. Nursing students in a palliative and end-of-life care elective course were compared to students in the required senior clinical practicum course. In addition to learning about EOL nursing care, students in the elective course were required to spend ten hours “being with” dying patients without providing physical nursing care. Students in the senior practicum course may or may not have had the opportunity to care for dying patients in their 172 hours of clinical. Two instruments were administered before and after the courses: The Palliative Care Quiz for Nurses and the Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying. Focus groups were also conducted at the end of the courses with both groups of participants. Data were compared, contrasted, and interpreted in consideration of study aims. Participants in the EOL elective gained confidence “being with” dying patients and families. Participants in the practicum course had few experiences with dying patients. Requiring end-of-life content and experiences with dying patients is recommended for all nursing students. Advisors/Committee Members: Lois R. Robley, Linda M. Johnston.

Subjects/Keywords: End-of-life; Palliative care; Education; Nursing Students; Knowledge; Attitudes; Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research; Educational Methods; Higher Education; Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Ward, B. N. (2017). Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying. (Thesis). Kennesaw State University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/dns_etd/5

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ward, Betsy N. “Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying.” 2017. Thesis, Kennesaw State University. Accessed August 15, 2018. https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/dns_etd/5.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ward, Betsy N. “Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying.” 2017. Web. 15 Aug 2018.

Vancouver:

Ward BN. Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying. [Internet] [Thesis]. Kennesaw State University; 2017. [cited 2018 Aug 15]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/dns_etd/5.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Ward BN. Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying. [Thesis]. Kennesaw State University; 2017. Available from: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/dns_etd/5

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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