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Gerokomos

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GOMEZ CANTORNA, Cristina et al. Personality factors on nursing staff of palliative care units. Gerokomos [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.3, pp.110-113. ISSN 1134-928X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1134-928X2012000300003.

In this study we wanted to evaluate whether having a particular personality factor of nurses working in palliative care with terminal patients, influences their work. The sample was 94 nurses Sergas (Servicio Galego de Saude) and were used as screening tools, a questionnaire on demographic and organizational data and Personality Questionnaire "Big Five" (consisting of five dimensions of personality). Thus we know that there are a number of parameters of our personalities that are influenced by different socio-demographic and organizational, in the palliative care nurses.

Keywords : Nurses; Personality; Terminally ill patients; Gerontology; Palliative care; Bif Five test.

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