Paediatric palliative care should focus on living as well as dying

Title

Paediatric palliative care should focus on living as well as dying

Creator

Kreicbergs U

Identifier

Publisher

International Journal of Paediatrics.

Date

2018

Subject

palliative therapy; article; child; human

Description

OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between nurse knowledge, work environment, and registered nurse (RN) turnover in perinatal hospice and palliative care organizations. METHODS: Using nurse intellectual capital theory, a multivariate analysis was conducted with 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey data. RESULTS: Perinatal hospice and palliative care organizations experienced a 5% turnover rate. The professional experience of advanced practice nurses (APNs) was significantly related to turnover among RNs (beta = -.032, P < .05). Compared to organizations with no APNs professional experience, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners significantly reduced RN turnover by 3 percentage points. No other nurse knowledge or work environment variables were associated with RN turnover. Several of the control variables were also associated with RN turnover in the study; Organizations serving micropolitan (beta = -.041, P < .05) and rural areas (beta = -.037, P < .05) had lower RN turnover compared to urban areas. Organizations with a technology climate where nurses used electronic medical records had a higher turnover rate than those without (beta = .036, P < .05). CONCLUSION: The findings revealed that advanced professional experience in the form of APNs was associated with reductions in RN turnover. This suggests that having a clinical nurse specialist or nurse practitioner on staff may provide knowledge and experience to other RNs, creating stability within the organization.

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Citation List Month

June 2018 List

Collection

Citation

Kreicbergs U, “Paediatric palliative care should focus on living as well as dying,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 19, 2018, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15162.

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