Predictors Of Intention To Refer To Pediatric Palliative Or Hospice Care

Title

Predictors Of Intention To Refer To Pediatric Palliative Or Hospice Care

Creator

N E Conner; N Uddin

Identifier

DOI: 10.1177/1049909115593062

Publisher

American Journal Of Hospice And Palliative Medicine

Date

2016

Subject

Adult; Age Factors; Attitude Of Health Personnel; Attitude To Death; Continental Population Groups; Female; Hospice Care/psychology; Hospitals Pediatric/statistics & Numerical Data; Humans; Intensive Care Units Neonatal/statistics & Numerical Data; Intention; Male; Middle Aged; Nurses Pediatric/psychology; Palliative Care/psychology; Referral And Consultation/statistics & Numerical Data; Regression Analysis; Sex Factors
Andersen; Behavioral Model; Health Service Use; Hospice; Nurse; Palliative Care; Pediatrics; Referral

Description

The purpose of this descriptive correlational study was to determine whether nurse characteristics, level of comfort with care of the dying, and spirituality predict intention to refer and timing of referral to pediatric palliative/hospice care. The Behavioral Model of Health Services Use served as the framework for this study. Data were collected from 105 pediatric nurses recruited from 7 patient units of one pediatric hospital. Regression analysis revealed several nurse factors (practice unit, years of experience, age, race/ethnicity) that predicted intent to refer and timing of referral to pediatric palliative/hospice care. The relationship between nurse characteristics and intent to refer was specific to certain medical conditions (HIV, extreme prematurity, brain injuries). Healthcare providers can use these findings to improve care for children with life-limiting illnesses.

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Citation List Month

August 2016 List

Citation

N E Conner; N Uddin, “Predictors Of Intention To Refer To Pediatric Palliative Or Hospice Care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 30, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10484.

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