Exploring knowledge and perceptions of palliative care to inform integration of palliative care education into cystic fibrosis care

Title

Exploring knowledge and perceptions of palliative care to inform integration of palliative care education into cystic fibrosis care

Creator

Dellon E P; Helms S W; Hailey C E; Shay R; Carney S D; Schmidt H J; Brown D E; Prieur M G

Identifier

Publisher

Pediatric Pulmonology

Date

2019

Subject

adolescent; adult; article; female; human; male; palliative therapy; clinical article; palliative care; health care personnel; priority journal; caregiver; parent; perception; communication; semi structured interview; adolescence; attitude to health; cystic fibrosis; health education; lung fibrosis; patient education; qualitative analysis

Description

Background: Individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) face the challenges of managing a chronic, progressive disease. While palliative care is a standard of care in serious illnesses, there are no guidelines for its incorporation into CF care. Patients with CF, caregivers, and CF care providers may lack knowledge about palliative care and perceive barriers to integrated care. Objective(s): To: 1) explore knowledge and perceptions of palliative care among patients with CF, caregivers, and CF care providers; 2) solicit opinions about incorporating palliative care into routine CF care; and 3) solicit recommendations for CF-specific palliative care education for patients and caregivers. Method(s): We conducted semi-structured interviews with adult patients with CF, parents of adolescents with CF, and CF care providers to assess knowledge and perceptions of palliative care. Discussion included suggestions for palliative care education and integration into CF care. The sample was characterized using summary statistics. Key themes were identified using qualitative content analysis. Result(s): Ten patients with CF, ten parents, and eight CF care providers participated. Many had minimal knowledge of palliative care and endorsed the association with end of life as a barrier to palliative care, but after learning more about palliative care, thought it could be helpful, and should be introduced earlier. Conclusion(s): In this single center study, many patients with CF, caregivers, and providers lacked knowledge about palliative care. These findings warrant replication in a larger, multisite study to inform palliative care educational interventions as a step toward consistent integration of palliative care into routine CF care. Copyright � 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Citation List Month

August 2019 List

Collection

Citation

Dellon E P; Helms S W; Hailey C E; Shay R; Carney S D; Schmidt H J; Brown D E; Prieur M G, “Exploring knowledge and perceptions of palliative care to inform integration of palliative care education into cystic fibrosis care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 27, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16483.

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