Factors Related to Coping with Grief Among Nurses After Suffering a Child’s Death in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  • Pimteera Wangsila Department of Nursing, King Chularongkorn Memorial Hospital.
  • Jutarat mesukko Faculty of Nunsing, Chiangmai University.
  • Srimana Niyomkar Faculty of Nunsing, Chiangmai University.
Keywords: coping with grief, grief among nurses, pediatric intensive care unit


                The aim of this research was to identify a way of achieving self-efficacy and social support related to coping with grief among nurses after experiencing a child’s death in a pediatric intensive care unit. The samples were 92 registered nurses (RNs) who work in pediatric intensive care unit at tertiary hospitals,. Questionnaires were used to gather general information regarding the perception of self-efficacy in coping, social support to help deal with grief and techniques for coping with grief after a child’s death. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Pearson product correlation coefficient.

            The results found that 63% of nurses had a low level of coping with grief. Perceived self-efficacy had a statistically significant positive relationship at a low level (r = 0.244, P < .05). Social support had a statistically significant positive relationship at moderate level (r = 0.348, P < .01). 

            The results of this study can provide important information for supporting nurses. 


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