| ORIGINAL ARTICLE
|Year : 2010 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 147--153
Caring for dying people: Attitudes among Iranian and Swedish nursing students
Sedigheh Iranmanesh1, Karin Axelsson2, Terttu Häggström2, Stefan Sävenstedt2
1 Razi Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman Medical University, Kerman, Iran
2 Department of Health Science, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden
Aim: To compare the attitudes of Iranian and Swedish nursing students toward caring for dying persons.
Materials and Methods: Their attitudes were measured with the Frommelt's Attitude Toward Caring of the Dying and the Death Attitude Profile Revised.
Results: The results indicated that the participating Iranian students were more afraid of death and less likely to give care to dying persons than the Swedish participants.
Conclusion: It is suggested that theoretical education should be individualized and culturally sensitive in order to positively influence the students' attitudes, and promote professional development.
Razi Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman Medical University, Kerman
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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