Korean J Hosp Palliat Care.  2015 Dec;18(4):276-284. 10.14475/kjhpc.2015.18.4.276.

The Effect of Suffering Experience, Empathy Ability, Caring Behaviors on Terminal Care Performance of Clinical Nurses

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea.
  • 2Graduate School, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea. abcom3@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was performed to identify factors affecting terminal care performance of clinical nurses.
METHODS
The participants in this study were 175 nurses working in hospitals in Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province. Data were collected using a self-reported questionnaire and were analyzed with the IBM SPSS WIN 19.0 program.
RESULTS
Nurses' terminal care performance was significantly related with suffering experience, empathy ability and caring behaviors. Significant predictors for terminal care performance were their department, empathy ability and caring behaviors. These factors explained 43.52% of the variance in terminal care performance of clinical nurses.
CONCLUSION
Our study results suggest that terminal care performance of clinical nurses can be strengthened by improving empathy ability and caring behaviors.

Keyword

Terminal care; Nurses; Empathy; Nursing care

MeSH Terms

Daegu
Empathy*
Nursing Care
Terminal Care*
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