Changes of Nursing Activities after DNR(do-not-resuscitate) Decision

심폐소생술금지 결정에 대한 간호활동의 변화

  • Jang, Seo-Yeon (Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science University) ;
  • Huang, Sol-Jil (Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science University) ;
  • Jeong, Ji-Eun (Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science University) ;
  • Kim, Yeo-Jin (Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science University)
  • Published : 2015.12.31

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine hospital nurses' nursing activities changes after DNR(do-not-resuscitate) decision. Methods: The subjects were 120 registered nurses working in two university hospitals. The data were collected from September 1 to September 15, 2015 using self-report questionnaires. The data were analyzed using SPSS 20.0 program. Results: DNR awareness of the educational needs was very high(91.7%). But DNR educational experience was low(59.2%). Nursing activity change was classified as the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social areas. There were significant difference among religion(F=3.459, p=.010), working unit(F=3.410, p=.036), DNR awareness of the educational needs(t=5.048, p=.027), DNR educational experience(t=-2.816, p=.006) and nursing activities changes. Conclusion: Nurses are needed DNR educational programs to take care of DNR patients. And the criteria for nursing activities related to DNR is required.