Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude on Palliative Care among Student Nurses in Selected College of Nursing, New Delhi

  • Sheeba Annie Chacko Tutor, Rufaida College of Nursing, School of Nursing Sciences and Allied Health, Jamia Hamdard (Deemed to be University), New Delhi, India.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Palliative Care, Student Nurses


Introduction: Palliative care is one of the most integral part of health care system which offers a support system to help the patients live peacefully until his last breath. Assessing the knowledge and attitude towards the palliative care can help us to understand the neglected area of concern and can enhance the student nurses to be competent while providing the care to the needy.

Objectives: The aim of the study were to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding palliative care among student nurses and to find the association between the knowledge and with their socio-demographic characteristics.

Materials and Methods: A quantitative research approach with descriptive survey design was selected for the study. The non-probability convenient sampling technique was used to select 100 student nurses (in the age group of 18-21 years and above 21 years) in selected college of nursing, New Delhi. A valid and reliable structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge and likert scale to assess the attitude among student nurses, were used to collect data in 1 week. A significant association was found between the knowledge score and with nursing course, area of residence and religion as selected sociodemographic variables. Maximum (54%) of student nurses had inadequate knowledge score, but their attitude towards palliative care was (58%) good. Due attention should be given towards palliative care by all the health care institutions and needs to be incorporated in the curriculum of nurse education.

How to cite this article:
Chacko SA. Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude on Palliative Care among Student Nurses in Selected College of Nursing, New Delhi. Int J Nurs Midwif Res 2020; 7(3): 36-41.



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