Effectiveness Of Pediatric Palliative Care Education On Pediatric Clinicians

Title

Effectiveness Of Pediatric Palliative Care Education On Pediatric Clinicians

Creator

Peng NH; Lee CH; Lee MC; Huang LC; Chang YC; DeSwarte-Wallace J

Identifier

DOI: 10.1177/0193945916680615

Publisher

Western Journal Of Nursing Research

Date

2016

Subject

Clinical Education; Confidence; Nurses; Pediatric Palliative Care; Pediatricians

Description

Abstract
A lack of knowledge and skills in pediatric palliative care may create hesitation in caring for children with serious life-threatening conditions and their families. Our research examined the effectiveness of pediatric palliative care training for pediatric clinicians. A pretest-posttest study provided educational training in pediatric palliative care to pediatric clinicians and used a pretest and a posttest to assess outcomes. Fifty pediatric clinicians attended this research with 83.3% response rate. After training, participants reported significantly increased confidence in a variety of areas, including providing emotional support to clinicians, personal knowledge, skills, and communication; ethical and legal concerns; and providing emotional support to dying children and their families. Results showed a significant main effect of training on confidence levels (p < .000). This suggests that education can effectively boost pediatric clinicians' confidence regarding providing pediatric palliative care and therefore should regularly be provided to clinicians.

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Citation List Month

December 2016 List

Citation

Peng NH; Lee CH; Lee MC; Huang LC; Chang YC; DeSwarte-Wallace J, “Effectiveness Of Pediatric Palliative Care Education On Pediatric Clinicians,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 26, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10492.

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