A Cross-sectional Study to Analyze the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Nurses with Different Levels of Experience Towards End-of-Life Care in an Oncology Hospital

Year : 2024 | Volume :02 | Issue : 01 | Page : 1-11
By

Deeparani Alagarsamy

Rekha Ravindran

Rohini Sharma

Lijo Thomas Vazhackal

  1. Nurse Educator Apollo Proton Cancer Centre Tamil Nadu India
  2. Nursing Officer Apollo Proton Cancer Centre Tamil Nadu India
  3. Principal and Research Guide Apollo Proton Cancer Centre Tamil Nadu India
  4. Chief Nursing Officer Apollo Proton Cancer Centre Tamil Nadu India

Abstract

Background: To render comprehensive nursing care for patients in end-of-life care, nurses’ knowledge, attitude, and practice are paramount. Aim: A cross-sectional study to analyze knowledge, attitude, and practice of nurses with different levels of experience towards end-of-life care in an oncology hospital. Design: Descriptive cross-sectional survey approach. Method: Nonprobability convenience sample of 147 nurses at oncology hospital in Apollo Hospitals (Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Apollo Specialty Hospitals). Results: The main result shows that 142 (96.6%), 147 (100%) had positive attitude with different levels of experience, and 140 (95.24%) had good practice and 7 (4.76%) had fair practice on end-of-life care. Conclusion: The present study concluded that nurses had sufficient knowledge, practice, and favorable attitude towards end-of-life care. No statistically significant variations were found between nurses’ knowledge, practice, and attitudes about end-of-life care and their demographic characteristics. Recommendation: Education given to the nurses at the time nursing induction will contribute to best nursing practices.

Keywords: End-of-life care, knowledge, attitude, practice, nursing care, patients

[This article belongs to International Journal of Oncological Nursing and Practices(ijonnp)]

How to cite this article: Deeparani Alagarsamy, Rekha Ravindran, Rohini Sharma, Lijo Thomas Vazhackal. A Cross-sectional Study to Analyze the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Nurses with Different Levels of Experience Towards End-of-Life Care in an Oncology Hospital. International Journal of Oncological Nursing and Practices. 2024; 02(01):1-11.
How to cite this URL: Deeparani Alagarsamy, Rekha Ravindran, Rohini Sharma, Lijo Thomas Vazhackal. A Cross-sectional Study to Analyze the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Nurses with Different Levels of Experience Towards End-of-Life Care in an Oncology Hospital. International Journal of Oncological Nursing and Practices. 2024; 02(01):1-11. Available from: https://journals.stmjournals.com/ijonnp/article=2024/view=147162




References

  1. Mohammed NAA, Abdelaziz SAH, Hrariedy NGEA, Elbaky MMA. Knowledge, practices and nurses attitudes about end of life care at critical units: suggested booklets. Int J Adv ResNurs. 2020; 3 (1): 45–53.
  2. Prem V, Karvannan H, Kumar SP, Karthikbabu S, Syed N, Sisodia V, Jaykumar S. Study of nurses’ knowledge about palliative care: a quantitative cross-sectional survey. Indian J Palliat Care. 2012; 18 (2): 122–12 doi: 10.4103/0973-1075.100832.
  3. Ayed A, Sayej S, Harazneh L, Fashafsheh I, Eqtait F. The nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards the palliative care. J Educ Pract. 2015; 6 (4): 91–99.
  4. Zeru T, Berihu H, Gerensea H, Teklay G, Teklu T, Gebrehiwot H, Wubayu T. Assessment of knowledge and attitude towards palliative care and associated factors among nurses working in selected Tigray hospitals, northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. Pan Afr Med J. 2020; 35: 121. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2020.35.121.17820.
  5. Etafa W, Wakuma B, Fetensa G, Tsegaye R, Abdisa E, Oluma A, Tolossa T, Mulisa D, Takele T. Nurses’ knowledge about palliative care and attitude towards end-of-life care in public hospitals in Wollega zones: a multicenter cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2020; 15 (10): e0238357. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238357.
  6. Getie A, Ayalneh M, Aytenew TM, Bimerew M, Wondmieneh A. Attitude of nurses towards palliative care and its associated factors in Ethiopia: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Palliat Care. 2024; 23 (1): doi: 10.1186/s12904-024-01402-w.
  7. Altarawneh WM, Masa’deh R, Hamaideh SH, Saleh AM, Alhalaiqa F. Nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and practices towards palliative care provided to patients diagnosed with cancer. PLoS One. 2023; 18 (10): doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0289317.
  8. Anteneh S, Kassa H, Demeke T, Guadu T. Assessment of nurses’ knowledge, attitude, practice and associated factors towards palliative care: in the case of Amhara Region hospitals. Adv Biol 2016; 10 (2): 110–123.
  9. Hinkle JL, Cheever KH, Sharma SK, Madhavi S, eidtors. Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing(South Asian Edition).Gurugram, India: Wolters Kluwer (India); 2018.
  10. Ronaldson S, Hayes L, Carey M, Aggar C. A study of nurses’ knowledge of a palliative approach in residential aged care facilities. Int J Older People Nurs. 2008; 3 (4): 258–2 doi: 10.1111/j.1748-3743.2008.00136.x.

Regular Issue Subscription Original Research
Volume 02
Issue 01
Received April 15, 2024
Accepted May 2, 2024
Published May 12, 2024