The Influence of Ethical Dilemma and End-of-life Care Stress on Burnout in Long­term Care Hospital Nurses

요양병원간호사의 윤리적 딜레마와 임종간호스트레스가 소진에 미치는 영향

  • Lim, Gui-Yeon (Dept. of Nursing, Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Choi, So-Young (College of Nursing.Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 임귀연 (경남과학기술대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 최소영 (경상대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2019.03.11
  • Accepted : 2019.06.20
  • Published : 2019.06.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between ethical dilemma, end-of-life care stress and burnout of the nurses in long term care hospitals and descriptive correlations to identify factors affecting burnout. The subjects of study were 143 nurses who are working in the seven long-term-care hospitals in G-do and had more than one experience of end-of-life nursing care, understood the research items and agreed to participate in the research. In this study, it was founded that end-of-life care stress, age, job position, and end-of-life care education were found to be influential factors affecting burnout of the nurses in long-term care hospitals. As a result, age and occupation, end - of - life nursing education, and end - of - life stress were found to be factors affecting nurses' burnout. Therefore, in order to prevent and alleviate burnout of long-term care hospital nurses, a systematic intervention program that manages stress related to end-of-life nursing care is needed.


Long-term care hospital nurse;End-of-life care;Ethical dilemma;End-of-life care stress;Burnout

Table 1. General Characteristics

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Table 2. Ethical dilemma and End-of-life care stress and Burnout Degree

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Table 3. Differences in Burnout by General Characteristic (n=143)

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Table 4. Correlation between Ethical Dilemma and End-of-life Care Stress on Burnout

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Table 5. The Influence of Ethical Dilemma and End-of-life Care Stress on Burnout

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Supported by : Gyeongsang National University


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