Feature ArticlesThe Relationship of Perceptions of Hospice and Palliative Care With Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Empathy in Nursing StudentsKang, Se-Won PhD; Choi, Eun-Jin PhDAuthor Information Se-Won Kang, PhD, is associate professor, Department of Nursing, Dongseo University, Busan, South Korea. Eun-Jin Choi, PhD, is associate professor, Department of Nursing, Ulsan College, Ulsan, South Korea. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Address correspondence to Eun-Jin Choi, PhD, Department of Nursing, Ulsan College, 101 Bongsu-ro, Dong-gu, Ulsan 682-715, South Korea (firstname.lastname@example.org). Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing: June 2020 - Volume 22 - Issue 3 - p 213-219 doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000645 Buy Take the CE Test Metrics Abstract This study aimed to identify the relationships of perception of hospice and palliative care with emotional intelligence and cognitive empathy in nursing students. The participants were 458 nursing students. Data were collected using structured questionnaires and analyzed with Pearson correlation coefficients, independent-samples t test, and binary logistic regression. Perception of hospice and palliative care was significantly and positively correlated with emotional intelligence (r = 0.224, P < .001) and cognitive empathy (r = 0.311, P < .001). Mean score differences of perception of hospice and palliative care by emotional intelligence and cognitive empathy were statistically significant (t = −3.973, P < .001; t = −4.109, P < .001, respectively). Logistic regression yielded an odds ratio of 1.860 (P < .001; 95% confidence interval, 1.283-2.698) between the perception of hospice and palliative care and emotional intelligence and an odds ratio of 2.028 (P < .001; 95% confidence interval, 1.394–2.951) between the perception of hospice and palliative care and cognitive empathy. Emotional intelligence and cognitive empathy should be cultivated to raise nursing students' perception of hospice and palliative care and must be included when developing related curricula and extracurricular programs. Copyright © 2020 by The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. All rights reserved.