A Study on the Death Consciousness and the Awareness of Good Death in the College of Nursing Students who have experienced Clinical Practice

임상실습을 경험한 간호 대학생의 죽음의식과 좋은 죽음 인식에 대한 연구

  • Received : 2018.07.19
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.28


This study attempted to identify and the relationship between death consciousness and awareness of good death of nursing students who have experienced clinical practice. The data collection was conducted for a total of 205 students from June 1 to June 15, 2018, who are 111 students in third grade and 94 students in fourth grade at S City of C university. Death consciousness and awareness of good death were both normal. Death consciousness according to general characteristics was the experience of thought about death(t=.559, p=.002), and awareness of good death was death education(t=.777, p=.018) and statistically significant difference in understanding death(F=2.964, p=.033). There was a positive correlation between grade and awareness of good death(r=.161, p=.021), but there was no correlation between death consciousness and awareness of good death(r=-.71, p=.311). As a result of this study, it was able to understand the death consciousness and awareness of good death, the importance of death thought and death education of nursing college students who experienced clinical practice, and the needed to repeated research for nursing education and relationship confirmation to improve the death consciousness and awareness of good death.


Student;Nursing Student;Death;Death consciousness;Awareness of good death


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