Emergency nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and experiential survey on advance directives

Mary Ann Jezewski, Jui-Ying Feng

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摘要

The purpose of this study was to determine emergency nurses' knowledge of, attitudes toward, and experiences with advance directives (ADs). This was a descriptive, correlation, mailed survey study sent to a random sample of members of the Emergency Nurses Association. The results, based on the responses of 579 emergency nurses, found that the nurses were not very knowledgeable about ADs in general (68% correct) and even less knowledgeable about the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) (51% correct) and their state laws (56% correct). The nurses were experienced with ADs but they were less confident in their ability to assist patients with completing ADs. Forty-seven percent of the nurses agreed that actively assisting some terminally ill patients to die should be made legal. Nurses need information pertaining to ADs in general, the PSDA, and their individual state laws. This could increase their level of confidence in being able to effectively assist patients to understand and complete ADs.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)132-139
頁數8
期刊Applied Nursing Research
20
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2007 八月 1

指紋

Advance Directives
Emergencies
Nurses
Patient Self-Determination Act
Terminally Ill
Aptitude
Surveys and Questionnaires

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)

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