Palliative and end-of-life communication: A pediatric oncology manager's evaluation of the clinical needs of the nursing staff

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153882
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Presentation
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Palliative and end-of-life communication: A pediatric oncology manager's evaluation of the clinical needs of the nursing staff
Abstract:
Palliative and end-of-life communication: A pediatric oncology manager's evaluation of the clinical needs of the nursing staff
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Austin, Ashley S., RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Barnes Jewish Hospital
Title:Graduate Student, Staff Nurse
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:  Pediatric nurses are at the forefront of observing communication patterns with parents and children with cancer receiving palliative and end-of-life (PC/EOL) care. Yet, little is known about nurse managers perspectives about the barriers and factors impacting PC/EOL communication with families of children with cancer and PC/EOL care of the dying child by the staff nurse. The purpose of this presentation is to describe preliminary results about: (a) palliative and end-of-life care communication perspectives held by pediatric oncology nurse managers (b) strengths and weaknesses of staff nurse preparation in PC/EOL communication, and (c) factors that may foster or impede PC/EOL communication with dying children, their families, and health care providers. Methods: A graduate student project designed for the student to work closely with a senior nurse researcher to gain experience in analyzing focus group data using Colaizzi's method of empirical phenomenology. The data set for this project included two group of pediatric oncology nurse managers. Colaizzi's method of empirical and Group-as-a-Whole Theory was used to guide the analysis of the data set.  Results:  Data analysis is in progress. Preliminary data analyses will provide initial evidence of pediatric oncology nurse managers' perspectives about factor impacting PC/EOL communication with children and families by staff nurses. Conclusion: The complexity of health care providers' discussions about PC/EOL in pediatrics is compounded by the age of the dying child, parental receptivity, the confidence to initiate difficult discussions, and previous experience caring for the dying patient. The results of the study will be used to plan a future communication intervention to help facilitate evidence-based practice. A major outcome of this planned future research study is for nurse managers to be better equipped to plan comprehensive training for nursing staff to be more comfortable and competent in delivering compassionate PC/EOL communication with patients and family members.
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.titlePalliative and end-of-life communication: A pediatric oncology manager's evaluation of the clinical needs of the nursing staffen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153882-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Palliative and end-of-life communication: A pediatric oncology manager's evaluation of the clinical needs of the nursing staff</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Austin, Ashley S., RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Barnes Jewish Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Student, Staff Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">asa1929@bjc.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp; Pediatric nurses are at the forefront of observing communication patterns with parents and children with cancer receiving palliative and end-of-life (PC/EOL) care. Yet, little is known about nurse managers perspectives about the barriers and factors impacting PC/EOL communication with families of children with cancer and PC/EOL care of the dying child by the staff nurse. The purpose of this presentation is to describe preliminary results about: (a) palliative and end-of-life care communication perspectives held by pediatric oncology nurse managers (b) strengths and weaknesses of staff nurse preparation in PC/EOL communication, and (c) factors that may foster or impede PC/EOL communication with dying children, their families, and health care providers.&nbsp;Methods:&nbsp;A graduate student project designed for the student to work closely with a senior nurse researcher to gain experience in analyzing focus group data using Colaizzi's method of empirical phenomenology. The data set for this project included two group of pediatric oncology nurse managers. Colaizzi's method of empirical and Group-as-a-Whole Theory was used to guide the analysis of the data set.&nbsp; Results:&nbsp; Data analysis is in progress. Preliminary data analyses will provide initial evidence of pediatric oncology nurse managers' perspectives about factor impacting PC/EOL communication with children and families by staff nurses. Conclusion:&nbsp;The complexity of health care providers' discussions about PC/EOL in pediatrics is compounded by the age of the dying child, parental receptivity, the confidence to initiate difficult discussions, and previous experience caring for the dying patient. The results of the study will be used to plan a future communication intervention to help facilitate evidence-based practice. A major outcome of this planned future research study is for nurse managers to be better equipped to plan comprehensive training for nursing staff to be more comfortable and competent in delivering compassionate PC/EOL communication with patients and family members.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:35:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:35:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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