Effectiveness Of Pain And Symptom Management Training For Paediatric Clinicians

Title

Effectiveness Of Pain And Symptom Management Training For Paediatric Clinicians

Creator

Chen Young-Chuan; Peng Niang-Huei; Chen Chao-Huei; Lu Frank Leigh; Chang Yue-Cune; Liu Hsin-Li; Yeats Mark

Identifier

10.1177/1744987117690195

Publisher

Journal Of Research In Nursing

Date

2017

Subject

Education; Paediatric Clinicians; Paediatric Palliative Care; Pain Management; Symptom Management

Description

Pain and symptom management is the most important area of paediatric palliative care, but clinicians often receive little training in this area. Our research evaluated the effectiveness of pain and symptom management training among paediatric professionals. A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest study was used. Fifty-three paediatric nurses and 18 paediatricians participated in this study for a response rate of 80%. Results showed significant main effects of training on confidence levels (p<0.001), and attitude scores (p<0.001) among paediatric clinicians in a variety of areas, with no differences in scores between paediatricians and nurses. This suggests that education can effectively increase paediatric clinicians' confidence in and attitudes towards providing pain and symptom management for children with severe illness. Further training is needed to promote interdisciplinary healthcare team work to improve the effectiveness of pain and symptom management.

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Citation List Month

October 2017 List

Citation

Chen Young-Chuan; Peng Niang-Huei; Chen Chao-Huei; Lu Frank Leigh; Chang Yue-Cune; Liu Hsin-Li; Yeats Mark, “Effectiveness Of Pain And Symptom Management Training For Paediatric Clinicians,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 4, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10794.

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