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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151427
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceptions on End-of-Life Care Questionnaire
Abstract:
Perceptions on End-of-Life Care Questionnaire
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Melhado, Lolita, RN, BSN, PCCN
P.I. Institution Name:Lee Memorial Health Systems
Title:Clinical Nurse Educator
Co-Authors:Linda Convertine, RN, CMSRN; Lisa A. Dunmyer, RN-C; Kay Kimbrough, RN; Barbara Pretasky, PhD, MS, BS
Emerging themes in nursing literature continue to urge the nursing profession to expand its focus on care at the end of life. While the literature provides ample theoretical and practical frameworks in end of life issues, little is known about nurses? perceptions and their competency in dealing with dying patients and their families. Of the 2.3 million persons who die annually in the United States, the majority dies in hospitals. Patients who are facing end of life spend more time with nurses than with any other member of the healthcare team, yet no reliable measure was found that identifies those areas of misperception that need further development. The Perceptions on End-of-Life Care Questionnaire was designed to identify the nurse?s perception of standards of care and competencies necessary for effective end of life care.  A 28-item instrument designed to measure nurses? perceptions on end-of-life care was administered to a convenience sample of nurses (N=65). Test-retest reliability produced a correlation coefficient of 0.91 and a Cronbach?s alpha of .83. The tool can be used in future studies to measure the effectiveness of interventions designed to change the nurse?s perceptions of end-of-life care and therefore improve competent care for this population.
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.titlePerceptions on End-of-Life Care Questionnaireen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151427-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perceptions on End-of-Life Care Questionnaire</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Melhado, Lolita, RN, BSN, PCCN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lee Memorial Health Systems</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Educator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lolita.melhado@leememorial.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda Convertine, RN, CMSRN; Lisa A. Dunmyer, RN-C; Kay Kimbrough, RN; Barbara Pretasky, PhD, MS, BS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Emerging themes in nursing literature continue to urge the nursing profession to expand its focus on care at the end of life. While the literature provides ample theoretical and practical frameworks in end of life issues, little is known about nurses? perceptions and their competency in dealing with dying patients and their families. Of the 2.3 million persons who die annually in the United States, the majority dies in hospitals. Patients who are facing end of life spend more time with nurses than with any other member of the healthcare team, yet no reliable measure was found that identifies those areas of misperception that need further development. The Perceptions on End-of-Life Care Questionnaire was designed to identify the nurse?s perception of standards of care and competencies necessary for effective end of life care.&nbsp; A 28-item instrument designed to measure nurses? perceptions on end-of-life care was administered to a convenience sample of nurses (N=65). Test-retest reliability produced a correlation coefficient of 0.91 and a Cronbach?s alpha of .83. The tool can be used in future studies to measure the effectiveness of interventions designed to change the nurse?s perceptions of end-of-life care and therefore improve competent care for this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:02:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:02:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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