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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153345
Type:
Presentation
Title:
End-of-Life Care: A Transdisciplinary Teaching Strategy
Abstract:
End-of-Life Care: A Transdisciplinary Teaching Strategy
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Boroughf, Tami L., RN, BSN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:San Jose State University
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Diane Stuenkel, EdD, RN and Marian K. Yoder, EdD, RN
[Evidence-based Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a transdisciplinary áseminar that focused on end of life (EOL) communication skills. The goal was to increase ástudentsÆ comfort and confidence levels. The research question was: Is there a statistically significant difference in nursing students' comfort and confidence levels in dealing with end-of-life care issues following an educational seminar? Design: Quasi-experimental, pretest and posttest design. Sample/Setting: A convenience sample of 24 ethnically diverse, baccalaureate nursing studentsá at a public, urban university in California. Instruments: (a) The Health Care Providers Survey of End-of-Life Perceptions, Knowledge, and Attitudes (HCPSELPKA), created by Dr. Janet Timms (2004), (b) The End-of-Life Confidence Scale, and (c) The Demographic and Personal Experience Questionnaire. Intervention: A transdisciplinary panel (chaplain, Licensed Medical Social Worker, pediatric nurse) discussion, video clip, case study with small/large group discussion, and an optional reflective activity. Data Collection:áParticipants completed all three instruments prior to the seminar, and completed the HCPSELPKA and EOL Confidence Scale after the seminar. Identification numbers were used to protect confidentiality and allow matching of pretests/posttests. Analysis: Descriptive statistics were obtained and the Wilcoxon rank sum analysis was used to examine differences in pretest/posttest median scores. Results: There was a statistically significant difference in the medians from the HCPSELPKA pretest and posttest scores measuring student comfort with EOL issues (z = -3.314, p < .002; n2=.453). A statistically significant difference also was found between the median pretest and posttest scores on The End-of-Life Confidence Scale measure (z = -3.178, p < .002; n2=.402). Limitations:áThis study used a small, convenience sample and therefore is only generalizable to a similar diverse student population. Discussion/Implications: This seminar was an effective and creative strategy to integrate EOL content without making extensive changes (e.g. Implementing an elective course) to an existing nursing program.
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.titleEnd-of-Life Care: A Transdisciplinary Teaching Strategyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153345-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">End-of-Life Care: A Transdisciplinary Teaching Strategy</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">Boroughf, Tami L., RN, BSN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">San Jose State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tami.boroughf@sbcglobal.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Diane Stuenkel, EdD, RN and Marian K. Yoder, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a transdisciplinary &aacute;seminar that focused on end of life (EOL) communication skills. The goal was to increase &aacute;students&AElig; comfort and confidence levels. The research question was: Is there a statistically significant difference in nursing students' comfort and confidence levels in dealing with end-of-life care issues following an educational seminar? Design: Quasi-experimental, pretest and posttest design. Sample/Setting: A convenience sample of 24 ethnically diverse, baccalaureate nursing students&aacute; at a public, urban university in California. Instruments: (a) The Health Care Providers Survey of End-of-Life Perceptions, Knowledge, and Attitudes (HCPSELPKA), created by Dr. Janet Timms (2004), (b) The End-of-Life Confidence Scale, and (c) The Demographic and Personal Experience Questionnaire. Intervention: A transdisciplinary panel (chaplain, Licensed Medical Social Worker, pediatric nurse) discussion, video clip, case study with small/large group discussion, and an optional reflective activity. Data Collection:&aacute;Participants completed all three instruments prior to the seminar, and completed the HCPSELPKA and EOL Confidence Scale after the seminar. Identification numbers were used to protect confidentiality and allow matching of pretests/posttests. Analysis: Descriptive statistics were obtained and the Wilcoxon rank sum analysis was used to examine differences in pretest/posttest median scores. Results: There was a statistically significant difference in the medians from the HCPSELPKA pretest and posttest scores measuring student comfort with EOL issues (z = -3.314, p &lt; .002; n2=.453). A statistically significant difference also was found between the median pretest and posttest scores on The End-of-Life Confidence Scale measure (z = -3.178, p &lt; .002; n2=.402). Limitations:&aacute;This study used a small, convenience sample and therefore is only generalizable to a similar diverse student population. Discussion/Implications: This seminar was an effective and creative strategy to integrate EOL content without making extensive changes (e.g. Implementing an elective course) to an existing nursing program.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:12:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:12:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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