Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses' Comfort Level in Caring for Dying Babies

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149572
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Presentation
Title:
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses' Comfort Level in Caring for Dying Babies
Abstract:
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses' Comfort Level in Caring for Dying Babies
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Rogers, Susan K., MS, BSN, RN, CHPN
P.I. Institution Name:Capital Hospice
Title:Associate Director, Institute for Education and Leadership
Co-Authors:Carlos F. Gomez, PhD, MD; Amani Babgi, PhD
[Scientific session research presentation] Nurses are the frontline caregivers for dying patients and their families were they become their line of trust. With their daily practice, nurses are faced with moral distress and frustration with several issues that affect the care they provide to dying infants and neonates. Their moral distress and frustrations comes from issues such as ethical/ legal decision making regarding their patients care, and from their preparedness physically and emotionally for such role. This study was conducted to examine the impact of a pediatric end-of-life care educational program in changing the NICU nurses comfort level in caring for dying babies. A pre-experimental design involving pretest and posttest was used to utilize this research. The sample included a convenient sample of NICU nurses caring for dying babies who participated in the pediatric end-of-life care educational program were n = 87 NICU nurses. The educational program included six sessions, each of these sessions was given once for an hour length for six months. The researchers developed an instrument to measure the comfort level of NICU nurses in caring for dying babies. The instrument consists of 15-item statements, with score range between 15-75, with higher scores indicating NICU nurses have higher comfort level in dealing with dying babies. Content validity and reliability was conducted for the instrument. Pretest and posttest scores results were compared using paired t-test. The results showed that NICU nurses significantly improved their comfort level in caring for dying babies after receiving pediatric end-of-life educational component  were t (81) = 4.2, P < 0.001, and effect size d = 0.333), which was considered educationally significant. Other findings were also found and discussed. Nurses in general, and NICU nurse more specifically comfort level in caring for dying babies can be improved when provided with valued education that answers and meets their needs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNeonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses' Comfort Level in Caring for Dying Babiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149572-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses' Comfort Level in Caring for Dying Babies</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rogers, Susan K., MS, BSN, RN, CHPN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Capital Hospice</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Director, Institute for Education and Leadership</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">susan.k.rogers@verizon.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carlos F. Gomez, PhD, MD; Amani Babgi, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Nurses are the frontline caregivers for dying patients and their families were they become their line of trust. With their daily practice, nurses are faced with moral distress and frustration with several issues that affect the care they provide to dying infants and neonates. Their moral distress and frustrations comes from issues such as ethical/ legal decision making regarding their patients care, and from their preparedness physically and emotionally for such role. This study was conducted to examine the impact of a pediatric end-of-life care educational program in changing the NICU nurses comfort level in caring for dying babies.&nbsp;A pre-experimental design involving pretest and posttest was used to utilize this research. The sample included a convenient sample of NICU nurses caring for dying babies who participated in the pediatric end-of-life care educational program were n = 87 NICU nurses. The educational program included six sessions, each of these sessions was given once for an hour length for six months. The researchers developed an instrument to measure the comfort level of NICU nurses in caring for dying babies. The instrument consists of 15-item statements, with score range between 15-75, with higher scores indicating NICU nurses have higher comfort level in dealing with dying babies. Content validity and reliability was conducted for the instrument. Pretest and posttest scores results were compared using paired t-test. The results showed that NICU nurses significantly improved their comfort level in caring for dying babies after receiving pediatric end-of-life educational component&nbsp; were t (81) = 4.2, P &lt; 0.001, and effect size d = 0.333), which was considered educationally significant. Other findings were also found and discussed. Nurses in general, and NICU nurse more specifically comfort level in caring for dying babies can be improved when provided with valued education that answers and meets their needs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:05:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:05:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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