Korean J Hosp Palliat Care.  2019 Jun;22(2):77-86. 10.14475/kjhpc.2019.22.2.77.

Influence of Positive Psychological Capital and Death Awareness on Terminal Care Performance of Hematooncology Unit Nurses

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Clinical Nursing, Graduate School of Industry, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea. kimjh@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to confirm the influence of hematoonchology unit nurses' positive psychological capital and death awareness on their terminal care performance.
METHODS
This descriptive study data were collected from self-reported questionnaire filled by 127 oncology nurses at a tertiary hospital in Seoul, Korea. The variables were positive psychological capital, death awareness, and terminal care performance. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 22.0 software.
RESULTS
The participants scored 3.93±0.83 on positive psychological capital, 3.68±0.99 on death awareness and 2.86±0.65 on terminal care performance. The three variables were positively correlated. The factors affecting the nurses' terminal care performance were hope and resilience in the subcategory of positive psychological capital and experience of death of family members, relatives or friends within the past year; The explanatory power was 32.1%.
CONCLUSION
It is necessary to develop educational programs to foster hope, resilience, etc. in hematooncology unit nurses to improve their quality of terminal care performance.

Keyword

Hope; Psychological resilience; Death; Awareness; Terminal care

MeSH Terms

Friends
Hope
Humans
Korea
Resilience, Psychological
Seoul
Terminal Care*
Tertiary Care Centers
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