An Online Educational Program Improves Pediatric Oncology Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Spiritual Care Competence

Title

An Online Educational Program Improves Pediatric Oncology Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Spiritual Care Competence

Creator

Petersen CL; Callahan MF; McCarthy DO; Hughes RG; White-Traut R; Bansal NK

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Date

2017

Subject

Computer-assisted Instruction/mt [methods]; Neoplasms/nu [nursing]; Nurse's Role; Oncology Nursing/ed [education]; Pediatric Nursing/ed [education]; Spiritual Therapies/nu [nursing]; Adult; Attitudes; Child; Female; Health Knowledge; Humans; Male; Practice; Prospective Studies

Description

This study evaluated the potential impact of an online spiritual care educational program on pediatric nurses' attitudes toward and knowledge of spiritual care and their competence to provide spiritual care to children with cancer at the end of life. It was hypothesized that the intervention would increase nurses' positive attitudes toward and knowledge of spiritual care and increase nurses' level of perceived spiritual care competence. A positive correlation was expected between change in nurses' perceived attitudes toward and knowledge of spiritual care and change in nurses' perceived spiritual care competence. A prospective, longitudinal design was employed, and analyses included one-way repeated-measures analysis of variance, linear regression, and partial correlation. Statistically significant differences were found in nurses' attitudes toward and knowledge of spiritual care and nurses' perceived spiritual care competence. There was a positive relationship between change scores in nurses' attitudes toward and knowledge of spiritual care and nurses' spiritual care competence. Online spiritual care educational programs may exert a lasting impact on nurses' attitudes toward and knowledge of spiritual care and their competence to provide spiritual care to children with cancer at the end of life. Additional studies are required to evaluate the direct effects of educational interventions patient outcomes.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2017 List

Collection

Citation

Petersen CL; Callahan MF; McCarthy DO; Hughes RG; White-Traut R; Bansal NK, “An Online Educational Program Improves Pediatric Oncology Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Spiritual Care Competence,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 28, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11145.

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