Knowledge, practices and nurses attitudes about end of life care at critical units: Suggested booklets
Naglaa Ahmed Ahmed Mohammed, Saieda Abdel Hameed Abdelaziz, Naglaa Gamal Eldien Abdelhafez Hrariedy and Marwa Mohammad Abd Elbaky
Background: Nurses in ICU play a significant role in providing end of life nursing care to patients complained from life-threatening illnesses and did not response positively to medical treatment by assessing their needs and providing comprehensive nursing care
Aim of the study: Evaluate Nurses knowledge, attitudes and practices about end of life care at critical units.
Design: Descriptive research design.
Methods: (65) ICU nurses included in the study assigned to the medical and general ICUs at Assuit University Hospital, Egypt.
Results: (61.5%) of the ICU nurse their knowledge about EOL nursing care is unsatisfactory. (58.6%) their level of practice was poor and their attitude toward EOL care was unfavorable by (72.3%).
Conclusions: the study concluded that ICU nurses did not have enough knowledge and practice about EOL care and they need a clear policy to improve their attitude toward applying it.
Recommendations: Educational programs and suggested booklets must be carried out for nurses in critical care units.
Naglaa Ahmed Ahmed Mohammed, Saieda Abdel Hameed Abdelaziz, Naglaa Gamal Eldien Abdelhafez Hrariedy, Marwa Mohammad Abd Elbaky. Knowledge, practices and nurses attitudes about end of life care at critical units: Suggested booklets. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2020;3(1):45-53. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2020.v3.i1a.79