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Title: Exploring the nurses' perception on end of life care in critical care unit in India: A mixed method study
Authors: ARUNADEVI RAMASAMY
Keywords: End of life care, Nurse's perception, Perceived obstacles, Perceived supportive behaviors, Critical care unit
Issue Date: 28-Mar-2016
Source: ARUNADEVI RAMASAMY (2016-03-28). Exploring the nurses' perception on end of life care in critical care unit in India: A mixed method study. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: PROVIDING CARE TO THOSE WHO ARE IN THE FINAL STAGES OF THEIR LIFE IS ALWAYS A CONCERN AND COMPLICATED PROCESS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE NURSES ARE THE ONES WHO PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN PROVIDING QUALITY END OF LIFE CARE AND WHICH BECOMES AN IMPORTANT ISSUE OF CARE, ESPECIALLY, IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS (ICUS). GAINING AN UNDERSTANDING OF PERCEPTIONS OF CRITICAL CARE NURSES WITH REGARD TO OBSTACLES AND SUPPORT BEHAVIORS IN PROVIDING AN END OF LIFE CARE IS NECESSARY, SO THAT, INTERVENTIONS TO SUPPORT NURSES CAN BE DEVELOPED AND IMPLEMENTED. ULTIMATELY, THIS CAN LEAD TO IMPROVEMENT IN QUALITY OF END OF LIFE CARE IN ICUS. AIM: THE AIM OF THE STUDY IS TO EXPLORE THE PERCEPTIONS OF NURSES DURING END OF LIFE CARE, AND TO IDENTIFY THE SUPPORTIVE BEHAVIORS, OBSTACLES OF NURSES ON END OF LIFE CARE IN CRITICAL CARE UNITS IN INDIA. METHOD: THE SEQUENTIAL EXPLANATORY MIXED METHODS (QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE) DESIGN WAS ADOPTED IN THE STUDY. THE DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM THREE HOSPITAL
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/125209
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