INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS ON DEATH ATTITUDE OF MEDICAL STUDENTS AND NON-MEDICAL STUDENTS IN POST-EPIDEMIC ERA
Journal: International Journal of Life Science Study (IJLSS)
Author: Lingzhu Tang, Jiayan Lv, Yijie Wang, Rui Xu, Fenghua Wang*
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Objective: To investigate the attitude difference between medical students and non-medical students in post-epidemic era, analyses the cause and provide theoretical basis for carrying out death education curriculum in colleges. Methods: General information was collected through self-designed questionnaires, and the death attitude profile-revised (DAP-R) was used to survey 478 college students online in order to compare the difference of death attitude between medical students and non-medical students. Results: Fear of Death among Medical and Non-medical Students (t=-3.988, P=0.000), Death Avoidance (t=-2.560, P=0.011) and Approach Acceptance (t=-3.028, P=0.003) all three dimensions were statistically different, dimension of Neutral Acceptance (t=0.752, P=0.453), and Escape Acceptance (t=-1.112, P=0.267) there was no statistical difference. There was statistical difference in the proportion of medical students and non-medical students receiving death education (χ2=20.058, P=0.000). There were statistically significant differences in the Neutral Acceptance (t=3.079, P=0.002) dimension of death between medical students and non-medical students who actively search for epidemic information. Conclusion Medical students learn medical knowledge to avoid death fear and escape, Approaching death. To receive death education is of positive significance to establish a correct attitude towards death.