Awareness and attitudes of nurses of the Clinical center of the University of Sarajevo (ccus) towards the organization of palliative care
1 Nermina Terzo
1,2 Amer Ovčina
1 Ernela Eminović
2 Suada Branković
2 Enisa Šljivo
2 Jasmina Mahmutović
2 Amela Salihović
1 Klinički centar Univerziteta u Sarajevu, Klinika za
2 Univerzitet u Sarajevu – Fakultet zdravstvenih studija
The health system is one of the most complex systems in any country. According to the definition of the World Health Organization, the health care system includes health infrastructure that provides a spectrum of programs and services and provides health care to individuals, families and the community. A basic human right is the right to health care, which includes health activities such as preventive, curative and palliative treatment. The organization of palliative medicine is necessary at all levels of health care.
Situational analysis of the organization of palliative care in the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo. Examining the knowledge and approach of healthcare workers in the process of providing palliative care at the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo. To examine the attitude of healthcare workers towards the way palliative care is organized in the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo.
Material and methods:
141 subjects employed at the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo (CCUS) participated in the research. The research is descriptive and analytical. The results are presented in tables and graphs, chi-square and Fisher’s exact test were used for testing the significance of differences.
It was found that there are different knowledge, attitudes and approaches of the respondents regarding the way palliative care is organized, the provision of services and treatment in the hospital. The majority of respondents (64%) believe that palliative care should be organized in institutions for palliative care that meet the conditions of the prescribed standards and criteria for palliative care.
Significant differences were found in the knowledge, practice and attitudes of health workers about palliative care.
Keywords: management, palliative care, nursing clinical practice, knowledge and attitudes of nurses, dignified dying