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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151885
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preventing Apprehension in NICU Nurses Caring for Dying Infants
Abstract:
Preventing Apprehension in NICU Nurses Caring for Dying Infants
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Parker, Gary Dean, PhD, MS, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Mercy Health Center
Title:Manager Research and Education
Co-Authors:Michelle E. Mcever, BSN; Linda Fanning, RN, BSN, MS
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: One does not often think of end-of -life nursing duties being performed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  However, NICU nurses are now being called to interact with dying infants and their families. The purpose of this poster is to share with the reader the educational interventions that were developed and aimed at helping NICU nurses provide end of life care.  Methods: Following the end of life care education provided to NICU nurses from hospitals in Missouri and Oklahoma, 118 nurses received The Professional End-of-Life Care Attitude Scale (PEAS). This scale allows the researcher to identify the level of apprehension nurses may experience (real or perceived) while providing end of life care for patients and their families. Results: The sample consisted of 118 NICU nurses, 3 of whom were male, and 112 being female (3 persons failed to provide information about gender. Overall the PEAS scores indicated that the sample was at best, mildly to moderately concerned about interacting/communicating with patients and families regarding matters of death and dying (overall M= 72. 9, SD = 10.2, range = 49-101; average item-specific response M = 2.35, SD = .32, range = 1.58-3.26. Conclusion: Given the emotionally difficult task of caring for dying infants, this data speak to the resilience and compassion demonstrated by this sample of NICU nurses in caring for infants with terminal prognoses.  The education provided seems to have decreased the  apprehension and empowered the nurses when compared to the previous sample.
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.titlePreventing Apprehension in NICU Nurses Caring for Dying Infantsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151885-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Preventing Apprehension in NICU Nurses Caring for Dying Infants</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Parker, Gary Dean, PhD, MS, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mercy Health Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Manager Research and Education</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gparker@ok.mercy.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Michelle E. Mcever, BSN; Linda Fanning, RN, BSN, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: One does not often think of end-of -life nursing duties being performed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).&nbsp; However, NICU nurses are now being called to interact with dying infants and their families. The purpose of this poster is to share with the reader the educational interventions that were developed and aimed at helping NICU nurses provide end of life care.&nbsp;&nbsp;Methods: Following the end of life care education provided to NICU nurses from hospitals in Missouri and Oklahoma, 118 nurses received The Professional End-of-Life Care Attitude Scale (PEAS). This scale allows the researcher to identify the level of apprehension nurses may experience (real or perceived) while providing end of life care for patients and their families. Results: The sample consisted of 118 NICU nurses, 3 of whom were male, and 112 being female (3 persons failed to provide information about gender. Overall the PEAS scores indicated that the sample was at best, mildly to moderately concerned about interacting/communicating with patients and families regarding matters of death and dying (overall M= 72. 9, SD = 10.2, range = 49-101; average item-specific response M = 2.35, SD = .32, range = 1.58-3.26. Conclusion: Given the emotionally difficult task of caring for dying&nbsp;infants, this data speak to the resilience and compassion demonstrated by this sample of NICU nurses in caring for infants with terminal prognoses.&nbsp; The education provided seems to have&nbsp;decreased the&nbsp;&nbsp;apprehension and empowered the nurses when compared to the previous sample.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:16:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:16:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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