Lived experiences of adult community nurses delivering palliative care to children and young people in rural areas

Title

Lived experiences of adult community nurses delivering palliative care to children and young people in rural areas

Creator

Reid F

Publisher

International Journal Of Palliative Nursing

Date

2013

Description

The anticipated death of a child or young person is a relatively rare occurrence in the Western world. Many families receive support from children's health-care services until the late stages of palliation, with adult community nurses being involved in just an occasional end-of-life care episode in the home during their entire career. This creates challenges in nurses' experiential reflection, development of knowledge and skills, and building of nurse-family relationships. Individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 adult community nurses from a rural part of Scotland to explore their experiences of providing palliative care to children. The material was analysed using a qualitative phenomenological thematic approach. Four key themes emerged: emotional preparedness, navigating the professional 'road', becoming part of the family, and it's everybody's business. Significant issues were highlighted in relation to nurses' coping, with implications for practice. Recommendations are made for further research into rural contextual dilemmas.
2013-11

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. PedPalASCNET does not hold any rights over the resource listed here. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

541-547

Issue

11

Volume

19

Citation

Reid F, “Lived experiences of adult community nurses delivering palliative care to children and young people in rural areas,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 1, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14672.

Social Bookmarking