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Death Anxiety and Palliative Nursing

Nyatanga, Brian (2016) Death Anxiety and Palliative Nursing. British Journal of Community Nursing, 21 (12). p. 636. ISSN Print: 1462-4753 Online: 2052-2215

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The article focuses on the impact of death anxiety on palliative nursing. It talks about the the presence of death taboo in Western societies and how it can negatively impact well-being. It suggests that palliative care professionals can suffer greater levels of death anxiety due to being exposed to the death of patients under their care and how it reduces resilience and the ability to handle stress, and thus lead to burnout or compassion fatigue.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: death anxiety, attitude to death, palliative nursing, psychology, community nurses, palliative care, dying patients, stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, palliative caring
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Brian Nyatanga
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:23

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