Experience of nurses who work with children with palliative care needs: A mixed-method systematic review

Title

Experience of nurses who work with children with palliative care needs: A mixed-method systematic review

Creator

Atout M

Publisher

Palliative and Supportive Care

Date

2019

Subject

Education; Experience; Nurses; Palliative care; Pediatric

Description

OBJECTIVE: The importance of palliative care education for nurses has been recognized worldwide. The study aims to explore the experiences of nurses working with children with palliative care needs and to identify any related educational needs. METHODS: The electronic databases of CINAHL, Cochrane, PubMed, OVID, Social Care Online, Web of Science, Scopus, and ProQuest were searched for the period 2000-2015. RESULTS: Finding revealed that working with children with palliative care needs is an emotionally struggling job for nurses, especially when they try to manage the transition of pediatric patients from curative to palliative care. Staffing level and time constraints comprise a major obstacle in pediatric palliative care. Focusing on invasive treatment and technology in spite of the feelings that it will not improve patients' health status intensifies the feeling of guilt and helplessness for nurses. Finally, nurses asserted the importance of receiving pediatric palliative care education, especially how to communicate with children with palliative care needs and their families. SIGNIFICANCE OF RESULTS: Further research is recommended with regard to nurses' experience in communication with children with palliative care needs. Nursing education in pediatric palliative care is significantly important, especially how to communicate with children with palliative care needs and their families.

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Citation List Month

January 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Atout M, “Experience of nurses who work with children with palliative care needs: A mixed-method systematic review,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 25, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16855.

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