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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part J (2016)

A study to assess the knowledge regarding care of terminally ill patients among staff nurses and nursing students in Narayana Medical College Hospital , Nellore

Author(s)
S Arundathi, K Padma, K Saroja and Dr. Indira S
Abstract
Background: Terminal illness is progressive, irreversible illness that despite care focused medical treatment. Terminal illness is a disease that cannot be cured or adequately treated and that is responsibly expected to result in the death of patient witin a short period of time. Palliative or terminal care is highly effective in managing pain and physical symptoms and can improve adherence to medications. It can and should be delivered with curative treatment that begins at the time of diagnosis. But palliative care goes much further than physical care. It is a holistic approach that improves the quality of life for patients and their families by addressing the psychosocial, legal and spiritual problems associated with life threatening illness.
Objective: To assess the level of knowledge regarding care of terminally ill patients among staff nurses. To assess the level of knowledge regarding care of terminally ill patients among nursing students. To compare the level of knowledge regarding care of terminally ill patients among staff nurses and nursing students. To find out the association between level of knowledge regarding care of terminally ill patients among staff nurses. To find out the association between the level of knowledge regarding care of terminally ill patients among nursing students.
Materials and Methods: Quatitative approach, descricptive design and convenient sampling technique was followed which included 30 samples were used. Data was collected using structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done with SPSS.
Results: shows that among 15 staff nurses 2(13.3) have inadequate knowledge, 12(80%) have moderate knowledge and 1(6.7%) have adequate knowledge among 15 nursing students 8(53.4%) have inadequate knowledge, 7(46.6%) students have moderate knowledge
Conclusions: The study concluded that majority of the staff nurses have moderate knowledge and majority of nursing students have inadequate knowledge regarding care of terminally ill patients.
Pages: 622-624  |  663 Views  11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
S Arundathi, K Padma, K Saroja, Dr. Indira S. A study to assess the knowledge regarding care of terminally ill patients among staff nurses and nursing students in Narayana Medical College Hospital , Nellore. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):622-624.
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