Palliative care competencies and education needs of nurses and healthcare assistants involved in the provision of supportive palliative care.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_86E72C060337
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Palliative care competencies and education needs of nurses and healthcare assistants involved in the provision of supportive palliative care.
Périodique
International journal of palliative nursing
Auteur(s)
White L., Agbana S., Connolly M., Larkin P., Guerin S.
ISSN
2052-286X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1357-6321
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
02/06/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
27
Numéro
4
Pages
195-204
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
This paper investigates the palliative care competencies (knowledge, behaviours, attitudes) and education needs of nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) who provide supportive (Level 2) palliative care.
A mixed-methods study using a sequential exploratory design was used, with findings integrated across sources. Qualitative focus groups were conducted in 2018 with a sample of staff (n=11, all female; nurses=4; HCAs=7) providing supportive palliative care in a single service setting. A quantitative survey, also conducted in 2018, explored the issue with a wider sample within the same setting (n=36; nurses=18; HCAs=18; female=32).
Qualitatively, communication was highlighted as an important domain of the competence framework, with many participants acknowledging that the ability to communicate effectively is essential. Quantitatively, participants scored in the lower range for competency variables. A significant difference was observed between HCAs and nurses on measures of knowledge (t= -2.718; df=30; p<.05) and behaviour (t=-3.576; df=30; p<.05), with HCAs scoring significantly higher than nurses. In relation to education, while some participants report being indecisive regarding engaging in education/training, others highlighted the benefit of education, especially its ability to impact on their current practice.
This research contributes to understanding palliative care competencies among nurses and HCAs working in palliative care, and has important implications for the education and training of nurses and HCAs working in Level 2 palliative care in Ireland.
Mots-clé
Attitudes, Competences, Education, Knowledge, Nurses, Palliative care
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06/07/2021 11:45
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20/07/2021 5:39
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