Correlation Study between Spiritual Health and Death Attitude of Pediatric Staffs on Northern Teaching HospitalName : Dr. Yuan may Chang
Affliation : Associate Professor
University : MacKay Medical College
Country : Taiwan
Discussion: This study aims to examine the association between spiritual health and death attitude with medical staffs in pediatric department of one northern teaching hospital. The total subjects are 140 by census sampling and valid return rate is 83%. The measurement tools are personal data, spiritual health scale and death attitude scale and statistical analyses are descriptive, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation and multiple stepwise regression. The findings are: 1) The highest score of item average is “relationship with people” and the lowest score of item average is “religious comfort” in spiritual scale; The highest score of item average is “neutral death acceptance” and the lowest score of item average is “death fear and avoidance” in death attitude scale. 2) Gender, religion belief and position rank exist difference in religion comfort subscale; age and whether to attend death seminar exist difference in in beyond adversity subscale, life meaning subscale and spiritual health total score. 3) Gender, division of medical care and position rank exist difference in approach and avoidance of death subscale and death attitude total score; whether to attend death seminar exists difference in neutral death attitude. 4) There are not correlation relation existed in spiritual health and death attitude except some moderate low positive correlation between religious comfort subscale of spiritual health and between living meaning subscale of spiritual health and death attitude. 5) Religious comfort is the best predictive variable to death fear and avoidance, relief of death acceptance and death attitude total score with 5.9%, 29% and 19.8% variance explained in pediatric medical staffs; living meaning subscale of spiritual health is the best predictive variable to neutral death acceptance subscale of death attitude with 5.9% variance explained in pediatric medical staffs.
Biography: Yuan May Chang RN, PhD, is an associate professor of Institution Long Term Care in MacKay Medical College and consultant of Chairman Office in Shin Kong Memorial Hospital College and University. She is having 5 years of experience as a director of chairman office in Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, 6 years as director of nursing department in Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital. She received the excellent performance award of the research publication in TUNA and the excellent performance award of the research publication in Taipei Medical University. Also the excellent performance award of the Taipei Nurse’s Association and many more.