Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2019 Nov;28(4):230-241. 10.5807/kjohn.2019.28.4.230.

The Influence of Death Anxiety and Terminal Care Stress on Job Satisfaction of New Nurses

Affiliations
  • 1Nurse, Department of Nursing, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea.
  • 2Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Gerontological Health Research Center in Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. mjseo@gnu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study aimed to investigate the correlation between death anxiety, terminal care stress, and job satisfaction of new nurses, as well as to identify factors affecting job satisfaction using descriptive correlations.
METHODS
This study included 143 new nurses who had 3 to 12 months of experience in terminal care. Data were collected from January to February 2018, and were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffé́ test, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and hierarchical regression analysis.
RESULTS
There was a negative correlation between job satisfaction and terminal care stress (r=−.170, p=.043), while death anxiety and terminal care stress were positively correlated (r=.284, p=.001). The following findings demonstrated a significant effect on job satisfaction: lesser the clinical career experience, the lower the job load causing death anxiety and terminal care stress, and the higher the job satisfaction. Furthermore, the explanatory power of these factors was 15.1%.
CONCLUSION
To assist new nurses within three months of joining in clinical adaptation, it is necessary to provide them with appropriate knowledge regarding terminal care through training, and with counseling opportunities for the psychological burdens they experience while caring for dying patients.

Keyword

New nurses; Death anxiety; Terminal care; Job satisfaction

MeSH Terms

Anxiety*
Counseling
Humans
Job Satisfaction*
Terminal Care*
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