Korean J Hosp Palliat Care.  2014 Dec;17(4):248-258. 10.14475/kjhpc.2014.17.4.248.

Nursing Need and Satisfaction of Patients in Hospice Ward

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Graduate School of Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. kyung@cau.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was conducted to explore the nursing needs and satisfaction of patients who are hospitalized at hospice palliative care institutions.
METHODS
This study included 80 hospice patients who were in-patients of the hospice department of two general hospitals in S city. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, and Pearson's correlation coefficients using the IBM SPSS 20.0 program.
RESULTS
The mean score of nursing needs and satisfaction were 3.58 (+/-0.31) and 3.25 (+/-0.20) respectively. Significant differences in hospice nursing needs and satisfaction were observed in terms of general characteristics including gender, education level, occupation, religion, support for medical expense and functional status. Significant positive correlation was found between the overall nursing needs and nursing satisfaction.
CONCLUSION
Based on the results of this study, in order to improve the quality of hospice service, further study is necessary in a comprehensive manner to develop nursing intervention to meet physical, psychological/social, spiritual, and educational/referral nursing needs of hospice in-patients.

Keyword

Hospices; Needs assessment; Personal satisfaction; Nursing care

MeSH Terms

Education
Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing
Hospices*
Hospitals, General
Humans
Needs Assessment
Nursing Care
Nursing*
Occupations
Palliative Care
Personal Satisfaction
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