Effect of Emotional State of Nurses Working in Intensive Care on Their Attitudes Toward Death

Peker S., Yildirim S., Arikan H. C. , Kocatepe V. , Ünver V.

OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING, 2019 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the emotional state of the nurses working in intensive care unit on their attitudes toward death. The study was conducted with the participation of 100 nurses working in intensive care units between July and December 2017. A positive statistically significant correlation was found between the nurses' status of approaching emotions and subscales of Death Attitude Profile (p < .05). It was observed that there was a positive significant correlation between the emotional avoidance scores and neutral acceptance and approach acceptance (r = .281), escape acceptance (r = .335), and fear of death and death avoidance (r = .490) scores (p < .05).