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Learning Experience Regarding EoL Care of Undergraduate Student (N=622).

 Characteristics  Categories n % M±SD (Range)
Gender Men 91 14.6
Women 531 85.4
Age (yr) ≤30 613 98.6 22.52±2.73 (21~53)
≥31 9 1.4
Religion None 397 63.8
Buddhism 50 8.0
Christian 172 27.7
Others 3 0.5
Experience of death of an relatives Have 277 44.5
Not have 345 55.5
Experience of death of a patient during clinical practice Have 440 70.7
Not have 182 29.3
If have, the site of that experience (N=440)* ICU 228 51.8
ER 95 21.6
Ward 241 54.8
Hospice unit 25 5.7
Taking a EoL nursing course Yes 32 5.1
No 590 94.9
Intention to take a EoL nursing course Yes 534 85.9
No 88 14.1
Perceived importance of EoL nursing competency Very important 331 53.2 3.51±0.55
Important 280 45.0
Little important 9 1.4
Not important at all 2 0.3
Perceived of EoL care education in nursing curriculum Lecture Very small 141 22.7 2.05±0.78
Small 344 55.3
Adequate 111 17.8
Big 22 3.5
Very big 4 0.6
Clinical practicum Very small 216 34.7 1.85±0.78
Small 309 49.7
Adequate 78 12.5
Big 14 2.3
Very big 5 0.8
Opportunity to be taught EoL care from preceptors during the clinical practice Not at all 215 34.6 1.92±0.80
Rarely 250 40.2
Occasionally 146 23.5
Often 11 1.8
Opportunity to observe EoL care during the clinical practice Not at all 108 17.4 2.33±0.82
Rarely 229 36.8
Occasionally 255 41.0
Often 30 4.8
Opportunity to perform EoL care during the clinical practice Not at all 245 39.4 1.87±0.83
Rarely 227 36.5
Occasionally 135 21.7
Often 15 2.4
Multiple response.
EoL: End-of-Life, ICU: Intensive care unit, ER: Emergency room, M±SD: Mean±standard deviation.
Korean J Hosp Palliat Care 2019;22:174~184 https://doi.org/10.14475/kjhpc.2019.22.4.174
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