JOJ Nurse Health Care, vol.4, no.5, pp.1-8, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine Turkish nurses’ attitudes toward and experiences with death and caring for dying patients.
Material and Method: A prospective and cross-sectional study was conducted at 3 state hospital located in different regions in Turkey.
Result: Half of the nurses in our study were graduated. 60.2% of the nurses’ religious beliefs have a strong impact on their attitude towards
death as a defining 54% reported being faithful. 85% of the institutions reported that an instruction regarding death. Questions about the
meaning of death, extinction of 44% of nurses, 22% in the second life, a part of life, 14%, 20% responded to at your leisure, while taking care of
individuals living in the moment of death’’ of 3% and 25% live in sorrow-sorrow ‘le one-quarter reported that they felt helpless.
Conclusion: These experiences are valuable sources of knowledge on death and end-of-life care for Turkish nursing. Similarly, this will also
enrich the lives of future nurses who will learn from the experience of caring for persons who had a peaceful death.