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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  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

Correspondence Address:
Sedigheh Iranmanesh
Razi Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman Medical University, Kerman
Iran

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«SQ»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«SQ» attitudes, and promote professional development.


How to cite this article:
Iranmanesh S, Axelsson K, Häggström T, Sävenstedt S. Caring for dying people: Attitudes among Iranian and Swedish nursing students.Indian J Palliat Care 2010;16:147-153


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Iranmanesh S, Axelsson K, Häggström T, Sävenstedt S. Caring for dying people: Attitudes among Iranian and Swedish nursing students. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Feb 28 ];16:147-153
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