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  • Journal title : Journal of muscle and joint health
  • Volume 20, Issue 3,  2013, pp.197-206
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Muscle and Joint Health
  • DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2013.20.3.197
 Title & Authors
Preferences for Care Near the End of Life among Hospital Employees
Kang, Jiyeon; Yun, Seonyoung; Kim, Soo Jeong; An, So Ra; Lee, Myeong Hee; Kim, Shinmi;
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 Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate end-of-life care preferences of employees working in a university hospital. Methods: Of 650 eligible employees that were approached, 607 employees (386 nurses, 93 physicians, and 128 general staff) completed the Korean version of Preferences for Care Near the End of Life (PCEOL-K). Results: Among 5 dimensions of the PECOL-K, "Pain" was the most preferred care dimension and "Decision making by health care professional" was the least preferred care dimension. The item that received the highest mean score was "I want to let nature guide my dying and I do not want my life to be artificially prolonged in any way", and the lowest item was "I want health care providers to make all decisions about my care". As preferred care near the end of life, nurses gave lower scores to the life sustaining treatment and decision making by health care profession than physicians and general staff. Compared to physicians and nurses, general staff preferred the decision making by health care professional and by family. Conclusion: The results show that adequate pain relief is the most preferred care at the end of life among hospital employees and non-medical personnel preferred decision making by others.
 Keywords
Terminal care;Advance care planning;Decision making;Health personnel;
 Language
Korean
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