Nurses Knowledge, and Attitude of Palliative Care for Non-Cancer Patient at Public Hospitals in Sana'a City, Yemen
Background: A palliative nurse is required to have the right knowledge and attitudes as one of the important factors that influence the success of palliative care so that the patient is ready to accept the unwell physical condition even in at its worst. Aim of the Study: The study aimed to assess nurse's knowledge, and attitude of palliative care for non-cancer patient at Public Hospitals in Sana'a City, Yemen. Subjects and methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study design was carried out using 155 ICU nurses working in selected hospitals in Sana'a City from 10 May to10 June 2021. Random sampling was used, making use of both Palliative Care Quiz for Nursing (PCQN) knowledge, and Frommelt's Attitude Toward Care of the Dying (FATCOD) scale. Validity and pilot study were examined. SPSS were applied for data entry and analysis. Statistical significance was declared at P<0.05.
Results: The result showed that, 65.8% among ICU nurses had fair knowledge, and 60.6% were had negative attitude toward palliative care. There was a statistically significant differences between knowledge of nurses toward PC and experience with palliative care (p=0.018). There was a statistically significant differences between attitude of nurses toward PC and socio-demographic characteristics regarding to years' experience as nurse and experience with palliative care (p= 0.018, 0.013) receptively.
Conclusion: The study highlighted that nurses’ knowledge about palliative care is fair and showed a negative attitude toward palliative care.
Finally, our study showed that perfect coloration between knowledge, attitude, and educational need.