Thai Muslim Nurses’ Perspective of a Peaceful Death

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Rotchana Thongdam
Waraporn Kongsuwan
Kittikorn Nilmanat


This research aims to study died peacefully, according to perceptions of Thai Muslim nurses. Using phenomenological qualitative research. The data is Thai Muslim nurses working in inpatient medicine and surgery. Hospitals in Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and 10 cases selected for specific information as a nurse, Thail Muslims have work experience of at least 2 years experience caring for patients near death, who had died peacefully. And are willing to share experience. Data were collected from September 2555 to May 2556 by personal interviews, in-depth interviews took about 40-60 minutes per session, analysis of the interview data using data analysis of Van Manen’s phenomenological. Establish the credibility of qualitative research as described by Lincoln and Guba. The study found that Thai Muslim nurses explained to die peacefully contains six types: 1) is in agony, 2) to practice their religion and beliefs, 3) be with family and loved ones in the peaceful environment 4) dying patient and their families accepted patients’ illnesses and incoming death; 5) not holding the dying patients’ lives; and 6) is preparing for his own death. The results of this study contribute to an understanding with a view to die peacefully in Thai Muslims nursing. The information can be used to develop research on ways to care for the terminally ill and near death, died peacefully under a variety of religious and cultural.


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Thongdam, R., Kongsuwan, W., & Nilmanat, K. (2015). Thai Muslim Nurses’ Perspective of a Peaceful Death. Journal of Research in Nursing-Midwifery and Health Sciences, 35(2), 21–34. Retrieved from
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