This study compared the difference in attitudes towards death and dying between 17 Asian and 11 American graduate nursing students.
Asian and American students did not significantly differ in attitudes related to fear of death, of self, or others, but Asian students were significantly more afraid than American students of their own process of dying.
Asian students were more averse than American students to interacting and discussing death with dying patients.
Talking about death with dying patients was the most difficult aspect of care for both groups.
However, Asian students gained more personal satisfaction than American students in caring for dying patients.
The findings provoke discussion regarding differences in nursing practice by Asian and American graduate nursing students.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etudiant, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Attitude, Mort, Ethnie, Asiatique, Américain, Homme, Etude comparative, Nursing, Milieu culturel, Relation soignant soigné, Accompagnement mourant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Student, Nurse, Health staff, Attitude, Death, Ethnic group, Asiatic, American, Human, Comparative study, Nursing, Cultural environment, Health staff patient relation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0172655
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 11/09/1998.