Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-18695
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Long‐term care nurses' attitudes and the incidence of voluntary stopping of eating and drinking : a cross‐sectional study
Authors : Stängle, Sabrina
Schnepp, Wilfried
Büche, Daniel
Fringer, André
et. al : No
DOI : 10.1111/jan.14249
10.21256/zhaw-18695
Published in : Journal of Advanced Nursing
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Wiley
ISSN: 0309-2402
1365-2648
Language : English
Subjects : VSED; Advance nursing practice; Attitudes; Decision at the end-of-life; End-of-life practice; Food refusal; Long-term care; Nurse; Nursing home; Self-determination
Subject (DDC) : 610.73: Nursing
Abstract: Aims: To assess the incidence of voluntary stopping of eating and drinking in long‐term care and to gain insights into the attitudes of long‐term care nurses about the voluntary stopping of eating and drinking. Design: A cross‐sectional study. Methods: Heads of Swiss nursing homes (535; 34%) answered the Online‐Survey between June and October 2017, which was evaluated using descriptive data analysis. Results: The incidence of patients who died in Swiss nursing homes by voluntarily stopping eating and drinking is 1.7% and 67.5% of participants consider this phenomenon highly relevant in their daily work. Most participants (64.2%) rate voluntary stopping of eating and drinking as a natural death accompanied by health professionals and patients are also granted the right to care (91.9%). This phenomenon is expected by the participants less at a young age and more in old age. Conclusion: Participants' overall views on the voluntary stopping of eating and drinking are very positive, whereas it is assumed that voluntary stopping of eating and drinking is a phenomenon of old age. Professionals still lack sufficient knowledge about this phenomenon, which could be clarified through training.
Further description : This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review (not applicable for Editorials) but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please cite this article as doi:10.1111/jan.14249
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/18695
Fulltext version : Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Restricted until : 2020-10-30
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Nursing (IPF)
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED) in Switzerland from different points of view
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