Home visiting nurses' attitudes toward caring for dying patients, and related workplace factors

Mahiro Sakai, Takashi Naruse, Satoko Nagata

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Abstract

Aim: To identify workplace factors related to home visiting nurses' (HVNs) positive attitudes toward caring for dying patients. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 343 HVNs working in 62 agencies across Chiba prefecture, eastern Japan, received an anonymous self-administered questionnaire from July to August 2012. Results: 304 questionnaires (88.6%) were returned, and the data of 206 HVNs (60.1%) in 54 different agencies was analysed. Multiple regression analysis showed that attendance at terminal care seminars, agency support of schedule organisation enabling attendance at terminal care seminars, and positive feedback from patients and families were significantly positively associated with HVNs' attitudes toward terminal care. Conclusion: These results may give useful interventional methods for nursing managers to enhance HVNs' terminal care practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-204
Number of pages10
JournalInternational journal of palliative nursing
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr

Keywords

  • Caring for dying patients
  • End-of-life care
  • Home visiting nursing
  • Nurses' attitudes
  • Workplace factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing

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