Effects of Knowledge on Advance Directives and Nursing Professionalism in Nursing Student on Attitudes toward Advance Directives

간호대학생의 사전의료의향서에 대한 지식과 간호전문직관이 사전의료의향서에 대한 태도에 미치는 영향

  • Jeong, Eun (Department of Nursing, Gwangyang Health Sciences University) ;
  • Jung, Mi-Ra (Department of Nursing, Hanyeong College University)
  • 정은 (광양보건대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 정미라 (한영대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2019.02.25
  • Accepted : 2019.06.20
  • Published : 2019.06.28


This study were to identify the effect of knowledge on advance directives and nursing professionalism on attitudes toward advance directives in nursing students. The data were collected from 216 nursing students in the two colleges located Jeonnam. The result of the multiple regression indicates the intention to execute advance directives, influence of religion in one's life, knowledge of advance directives, gender, nursing professionalism, and time to complete advance directives predict 22.3%(F=10.009, p=.000) of attitudes toward advance directives. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a program to establish positive attitudes toward advance directives by providing knowledge on advance directives and right nursing professionalism of nursing students.

Table 1. General characteristics of participants

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Table 2. Degree of knowledge on advance directives, nursing professionalism, attitudes toward advance directives

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Table 3. Differences of attitudes toward advance directives by general characteristics of participants

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Table 4. Correlations among knowledge on advance directives, nursing professionalism, attitudes toward advance directives

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Table 5. Influencing factors on attitudes toward advance directives

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