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Table 4 Factors facilitating end-of-life care for patients depending on the department

From: Attitudes of registered nurses about the end – of – life care in multi-profile hospitals: a cross sectional survey

Row. No. Statement Surgical department
n = 344
Intensive care department n = 195 Internal medicine department
n = 516
N = 1055
M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) p
1 Teaching families how to act with a dying patient 4.08 (0.79) 4.15 (0.65) 4.18 (0.67) 0.343c
2 End of life patient care training 3.97 (0.80) 3.97 (0.67) 4.06 (0.75) 0.066c
3 Auxiliary personnel helping the nurse with the patient’s care 3.74 (0.86) 3.66 (0.90) 3.80 (0.93) 0.130c
4 Having one family member be the designated contact person for all other family members regarding information about the patient. 3.66 (1.05) 3.87 (0.92) 3.75 (1.03) 0.131c
5 The family of the patient who appreciates your work in caring for a patient with a serious condition 3.61 (0.91) 3.58 (0.86) 3.55 (0.99) 0.736c
6 Nurse talking with patient about their feelings and thoughts about death 3.47 (0.93) 3.60 (0.88) 3.49 (0.97) 0.263c
  1. Used Kruskal Wallis Test