The Ligurian high-school educational project on palliative care: development and piloting of a school-based intervention on bereavement and severe illness

Title

The Ligurian high-school educational project on palliative care: development and piloting of a school-based intervention on bereavement and severe illness

Creator

Beccaro M; Gollo G; Giordano Monica; Igazzini J; Servente V; Vignali S; Costantini M; Leo Silvia Di

Publisher

The American Journal Of Hospice & Palliative Care

Date

2014

Description

This study was aimed at developing and piloting a school-based intervention on severe illness-induced bereavement through a project focused on spreading knowledge of palliative care among high school students (phases 0-II Medical Research Council Framework). The intervention entailed the screening of a topic-related movie and a classroom meeting. Eight classes from 2 high schools participated, and a before-after evaluation was used to assess intervention feasibility and impact. Valid questionnaires, including 2 open-ended questions focusing on bereavement and strategies for coping with loss, were filled in by 89% (before) and 84% (after) of the 159 students. In the after evaluation, content analysis on the "strategies" question showed that answers concerning closeness and sharing were reported more frequently. Positive feedback was collected as regards the overall experience.
2014-11

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

756-764

Issue

7

Volume

31

Citation

Beccaro M; Gollo G; Giordano Monica; Igazzini J; Servente V; Vignali S; Costantini M; Leo Silvia Di, “The Ligurian high-school educational project on palliative care: development and piloting of a school-based intervention on bereavement and severe illness,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 21, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14931.

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