Purpose: We aimed to elucidate the relationship between the knowledge, nursing performance, and stress of delirium in cancer hospital nurses. The results might help provide better and appropriate nursing care to patients with delirium. Methods: As a descriptive study, 143 nurses who had worked for over one year at one cancer hospital in S city were included in this study. The data collection period was from February 1 to 15, 2021. Results: It was found that cancer hospital nurses with delirium-related nursing education had a high knowledge of delirium. Cancer hospital nurses who were married and had an educational background above graduate school showed relatively high nursing performance against delirium. Also, cancer hospital nurses had relatively high stress levels. Conclusion: Therefore, an opportunity to develop and participate in a systematic education program is necessary to raise cancer hospital nurses’ knowledge levels of delirium and improve nursing performance for delirium. Furthermore, it is necessary to have a stress management program for delirium for cancer hospital nurses.
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