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This study was conducted as a descriptive and relationship-seeking study to determine the effects of care-related attitudes of inpatients' relatives in the palliative care unit on stress levels. The study was carried out with the participation of 160 relatives of patients who were under care and treatment in the palliative care unit and internal and surgical clinics of a training and research hospital. The study group of the study consisted of 80 relatives of patients who were cared for and treated in the palliative care unit; The control group consisted of 80 relatives of patients who continued their care and treatment in internal and surgical clinics. In the study, data were collected using a descriptive information form for the patient and their relatives, the Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying Scale (FATCOD), and the Caregiver Strain İndex (CSI). It was determined that the attitudes and stress levels of the relatives of the patients towards caring for the dying individual were moderate. It was determined that, as the attitudes of the relatives of the patients towards giving care to the person approaching death increased, the scores of the caregivers in the strain index decreased.
Keywords:Care; palliative care; patient; relatives; stress
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