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Asian Oncol Nurs. 2016 Dec;16(4):176-184. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.5388/aon.2016.16.4.176
Kim GD .
Department of Nursing, Dongyang University, Young-ju, Korea. gdkim@dyu.ac.kr
Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of hospice unit practice education on spiritual well-being, attitude to death, and hospice awareness of nursing students. METHODS: This study used a one group pre-posttest research design. The participants were 29 nursing students attending D university located in Y City. All students participated in 2 weeks of hospice unit practice education. The hospice unit practice education program consisted of 90 hours. Data collection was performed from March 2 to April 30, 2015. 2 weeks. The data were analyzed using frequency, and paired t-tests, with the SPSS 21.0 program. RESULTS: The results of this study were as followings; the score of existential well-being, attitude to death, necessary of pain and symptom control were significantly increased after hospice unit practice education. CONCLUSION: Based on these results, hospice unit practice education is effective for improving spiritual well-being, attitude to death, and hospice awareness of nursing students. These results provide basic data to develop future nursing practice curriculum.

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