Assessing the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Euthanasia among Undergraduate Students in Some Selected Colleges of Nepalgunj, Banke; Nepal
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
www.ijsr.net | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed International Journal

ISSN: 2319-7064

Downloads: 168 | Monthly Hits: ⮙9

Research Paper | Medical Science | Nepal | Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Assessing the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Euthanasia among Undergraduate Students in Some Selected Colleges of Nepalgunj, Banke; Nepal

Ramesh Prasad Tharu, Suhani Oli

Background: Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for his/her benefit. The word euthanasia comes from the Greek words: eu- good and thanatos-death. Thus, euthanasia means good death or easy death. It is identified as the merciful hastening of death, often limited to willful and merciful actions to kill one who is injured or terminally ill. Objective: The aim of this research study was to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding euthanasia among undergraduate students in some selected colleges of Nepalgunj, Banke, Province number 5; Nepal. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional research design was applied for the study and entirely based on primary data collected through structured questionnaire. Non-probability convenience sampling technique was used to select 100 undergraduate students from the selected colleges of Nepalgunj, Banke and structured questionnaire was administered to the selected students to collect the data for assessing the knowledge and attitude regarding euthanasia among undergraduate students. The collected data was analyzed through descriptive as well as inferential statistics using SPSS software (version 21). The descriptive analysis was performed using frequencies, percentage etc. and for the inferential part of the study, chi-square test (^2-test) was used. Results: The results of the study revealed that more than quarter of the respondents 26 (26.0 %) had poor knowledge, 16 (16.0 %) of the respondents had average knowledge and more than half of the respondents 58 (58.0 %) had good knowledge regarding euthanasia. Likewise, most of the respondents 87 (87.0 %) had unfavourable attitude, only 1 (1.0 %) of the respondents had neutral attitude and 12 (12.0 %) respondents had favourable attitude regarding euthanasia. The association between level of knowledge and attitude with the selected socio-demographic variables of undergraduate students using chi-square test revealed that there is significant association between the level of knowledge and age, gender, marital status, monthly family income, field of study and source of information. However, there was no statistically significant association between the level of attitude towards euthanasia and all selected socio-demographic variables other than field of study. Conclusion: The findings of the study conclude that undergraduate students have good level of knowledge but unfavourable attitude towards euthanasia.

Keywords: Knowledge, attitude, euthanasia, undergraduate students

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1119 - 1124

Share this Article

How to Cite this Article?

Ramesh Prasad Tharu, Suhani Oli, "Assessing the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Euthanasia among Undergraduate Students in Some Selected Colleges of Nepalgunj, Banke; Nepal", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20202048, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019, 1119 - 1124

Enter Your Registered Email Address





Similar Articles with Keyword 'Knowledge'

Downloads: 34 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙19

Research Proposals or Synopsis, Medical Science, Brazil, Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021

Pages: 1740 - 1743

Chronic Kidney Disease and Associated Risk Factors in Isolated African-Brazilians Communities: Data from Prevrenal Study

Joyce Santos Lages, Natalino Salgado Filho, Dyego Jose de Araujo Brito, Joao Victor Leal Salgado, Antonio Augusto Lima Teixeira Junior, Rayanne Araujo Pessoa, Giuseppe Cesare Gatto, Denizar Vianna Araujo, Gyl Eanes Barros Silva, Ricardo de Castro Cintra Sesso

Share this Article

Downloads: 84 | Weekly Hits: ⮙2 | Monthly Hits: ⮙12

Research Paper, Medical Science, Malaysia, Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020

Pages: 1495 - 1500

Application of Lesson Plan towards Designing and Developing of a Module in a Blended Curriculum for Self-directed and Student Centred Learning Approach during COVID-19 Crisis

Shahid Hassan, Sivalingam Nalliah, Lim Kean Ghee, Marliana Binti Omar Bakhi, Aida Lina, Mohd Fadzil

Share this Article

Downloads: 111 | Weekly Hits: ⮙4

Research Paper, Medical Science, India, Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

Pages: 1196 - 1198

A Study on Clinical Profile of Adverse Cutaneous Drug Reaction in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Meghashree G, Sukumar D

Share this Article

Downloads: 116 | Monthly Hits: ⮙7

Research Paper, Medical Science, Nepal, Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018

Pages: 889 - 892

Effects of Educational Intervention Regarding Nipah Virus Infection among Bachelor Level Nursing Students

Aayoushma Shrestha, Maiya Ranjitkar

Share this Article

Downloads: 116 | Weekly Hits: ⮙4 | Monthly Hits: ⮙14

Informative Article, Medical Science, India, Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020

Pages: 279 - 280

Communication in Patient Care - The Hitherto Neglected Aspect of Medical Training

Mohammad Iqbal Pandit

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'attitude'

Downloads: 99 | Weekly Hits: ⮙3 | Monthly Hits: ⮙13

Research Paper, Medical Science, Saudi Arabia, Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015

Pages: 255 - 264

Awareness, Attitude and Practice of Smoking among Medical Sciences& Non-Medical Sciences Students at Taif University: Comparative Study

Magda. A.M.Mansour, Hanan.A. M. Youssef, Nabeel A. A. Al- Mawajdeh, Ibrahim R. A. Ayasreh

Share this Article

Downloads: 156 | Weekly Hits: ⮙3

Research Paper, Medical Science, India, Volume 7 Issue 12, December 2018

Pages: 461 - 463

An Exploratory Study on Perceived Parenting Style among Adolescents in Selected Schools, Ajitgarh, Punjab, with a View to Develop an Informational Booklet on Positive Attitude towards Parenting 2016-2017

Sudershana Kumari, Anu Sharma

Share this Article

Downloads: 168 | Monthly Hits: ⮙9

Research Paper, Medical Science, Nepal, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1119 - 1124

Assessing the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Euthanasia among Undergraduate Students in Some Selected Colleges of Nepalgunj, Banke; Nepal

Ramesh Prasad Tharu, Suhani Oli

Share this Article



Top