Tactical reframing to reduce death anxiety in undergraduate nursing students

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Title Tactical reframing to reduce death anxiety in undergraduate nursing students
Author Mooney, Deborah C.
Journal Name American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Year Published 2005
Place of publication United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract The effectiveness of a death education program in reducing death anxiety in Australian undergraduate nursing students was examined. The experimental group (n = 97) participated in a death education program conducted over a 13-week period. The comparison group (n = 122) included undergraduate students at the same academic level who had enrolled in a health-science program of similar structure, design, and duration as the death education program. No subjects in the comparison group had previously participated in a death education program. All participants were pre- and post-tested using the revised Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale. Post-test analysis indicated that the 13- week death education program was effective in decreasing death anxiety.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/104990910502200607
Volume 22
Issue Number 6
Page from 427
Page to 432
ISSN 1049-9091
Date Accessioned 2009-11-05
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Cross discipline
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/28781
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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