Year: 1992 Source: Omega, v.25, no.3, (1992), p.205-215 SIEC No: 19920496

The purpose of this study was to determine whether nurses’ attitudes toward suicide are based on clinical specialty, age & highest degree completed. Using Domino’s Suicide Opinion Questionnaire, a systematic random sample of nurses registered in North Carolina was undertaken. Analysis showed no significant differences between clinical specialty groups; age & degree were significant only on the “right to die” scale. A descriptive analysis of representative items from each scale was completed.