Convergence Factors Influencing Attitude Toward Advance Directive in Healthcare Workers

의료종사자의 사전의료의향서에 대한 태도에 미치는 융합적 영향요인

  • Jeong, Eun (Department of Nursing, Gwangyang Health Sciences University) ;
  • Jung, Mi-Ra (Department of Nursing, Hanyeong College University)
  • 정은 (광양보건대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 정미라 (한영대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2019.09.06
  • Accepted : 2019.10.20
  • Published : 2019.10.28


This study was a descriptive study to investigate the effects of healthcare workers' consciousness of biomedical ethics, recognition of good death, and self-esteem on attitude toward advance directive. Participants in this study were 292 healthcare workers in the three general hospitals located Y city. The data were collected from April 2 to April 23, 2019 and analyzed descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, and multiple regression using the SPSS Win. 22.0 program. The result of the multiple regression indicates the intention to awareness regarding advance directives, intention to execute advance directives, time to complete advance directives and recognition of good death predict 23.5% (F=12.39, P=.000) of attitudes toward advance directives. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a program to establish attitudes toward advance directives by providing education on recognition of good death of healthcare workers.


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