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International Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Nurses' attitude towards end-of-life care: A systematic review


Dr. Falah Jamal Dakka


Nursing practice entails end-of-life care since it significantly influences patients and their families. How these healthcare professionals handle this delicate situation affects their standard of care. This systematic review synthesizes previous research to comprehend nursing staff attitudes in various healthcare contexts, including palliative care and non-cancer cases. Hence, its purpose is to pinpoint patterns, gaps, and potential areas for practice enhancement. The research conducted a systematic review, which involved looking for studies published from 2020 to 2023 in four electronic databases (Google Scholar, PubMed, PubMed Central, and Science Direct) that produced 24 articles. Quantitative and qualitative research examining nursing staff attitudes about end-of-life care were included in the inclusion criteria. Data collection was through a standardized form, and the synthesized narrative was to find common themes and patterns. The evaluation revealed six main factors: the emotional impact, the need for education and training, patient-family-centered care, communication and interdisciplinary teamwork, cultural and ethical issues, and the accessibility of resources and support networks. The study concluded that medical centers should underscore compassionate, empathetic, patient-centered, and dignified end-of-life care to nurses who meet each patient’s needs.

Pages: 34-39  |  123 Views  85 Downloads

International Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences
How to cite this article:
Dr. Falah Jamal Dakka. Nurses' attitude towards end-of-life care: A systematic review. Int. J. Nurs. Health Sci. 2024;6(1):34-39. DOI: 10.33545/26649187.2024.v6.i1a.59