Relationship of Knowledge of End-of-life care, Life-Sustaining Treatment, and Advance Directive with the Educational Needs regarding Advance Directives Writing among Nurses in General Hospital in Convergence Era

융합적 시대에서 종합병원 간호사의 임종기 치료, 연명치료, 사전의료의향서에 대한 지식과 사전의료의향서 작성에 대한 교육요구도의 관계

  • Received : 2020.01.17
  • Accepted : 2020.02.29
  • Published : 2020.03.31


This study aimed to examine the relationship of the knowledge of end-of-life(EOL) care, life-sustaining treatment(LST), and advance directive(AD) with the educational needs regarding AD writing among nurses in convergence era. For this cross-sectional study, participants were 169 nurses at a general hospital in South Korea. Data were collected from July 19 to 26 in 2018 using structured questionnaires. Knowledge on EOL care scored 8.56 out of 11 points, knowledge on LST scored 5.11 out of 6 points, and knowledge on AD scored 8.02 out of 9 points. Educational needs regarding AD writing scored 4.31 out of 5 points. There were statistically correlations between knowledge on LST and educational needs regarding AD writing (r=.182, p=.018), and between knowledge on AD and educational needs regarding advance AD writing (r=.234, p=.002). The findings can be used to develop the educational program regarding AD.


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