Providing Palliative Care: Oncology Nurses' Perceptions of Their Self-Reported Abilities.

Providing Palliative Care: Oncology Nurses' Perceptions of Their Self-Reported Abilities. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Dec 01;23(6):647-654 Authors: Mann CM, Aldossary FR, Sullivan SS Abstract BACKGROUND: Oncology nurses are pivotal in the provision of primary palliative care. However, nurses working in oncology settings, where the goal is often curative, may lack knowledge about and comfort in providing palliative care. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to determine how oncology nurses perceive their ability to provide palliative care services to patients and their families. METHODS: Using Benner's theory of skill acquisition as a basis for self-evaluation, this cross-sectional, descriptive pilot study surveyed oncology nurses. FINDINGS: All participants reported ranges from capable to very capable in ability to provide precepts of palliative care. Results showed a small but statistically significant association between years of experience and perceived ability to honor patient and family preferences, provide patient and family support, appreciate demands placed on families, and provide supportive services to caregivers. PMID: 31730605 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research

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