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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154914
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Care Providers' Knowledge of Pediatric Palliative Care
Abstract:
Health Care Providers' Knowledge of Pediatric Palliative Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Gilmer, Mary Jo, PhD, MBA, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Vanderbilt University
Title:Assistant Professor
Objective: Pain and symptom management is an integral part of pediatric palliative care, but there is limited research related to evidence-based knowledge of nurses’ caring for children. The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge of pediatric palliative care of interdisciplinary healthcare team members. A foundation of knowledge, skills, and understanding may enable professionals caring for children with life-limiting conditions to provide appropriate and comprehensive services. Design: Cross-sectional survey of hospital-based healthcare providers caring for children with life-limiting conditions. Sample: 223 staff (physicians, nurses, child life workers, social workers, and chaplains) working in a children’s hospital Variables: Knowledge of 1) philosophy and principles of palliative care, 2) management of pain and other symptoms, and 3) psychological and spiritual care of children and families. Methods: Participants completed a 23-item survey adapted from the Palliative Care Quiz for Nursing (PCQN). One open-ended question asked respondents to describe their opportunities to provide palliative care services. Findings: Significant differences were found among staff across the 3 domains, based on clinical area and discipline. Knowledge deficits were distributed across all 3 domains. Conclusions: While the survey was brief and provided limited data, it was useful for baseline assessments to assess learning needs and to initiate discussions focused on the provision of pediatric palliative care. Implications: The results of this study demonstrate the need to provide further education related to pediatric palliative care for healthcare providers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Care Providers' Knowledge of Pediatric Palliative Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154914-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Care Providers' Knowledge of Pediatric Palliative Care</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gilmer, Mary Jo, PhD, MBA, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Vanderbilt University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">maryjo.gilmer@vanderbilt.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Pain and symptom management is an integral part of pediatric palliative care, but there is limited research related to evidence-based knowledge of nurses&rsquo; caring for children. The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge of pediatric palliative care of interdisciplinary healthcare team members. A foundation of knowledge, skills, and understanding may enable professionals caring for children with life-limiting conditions to provide appropriate and comprehensive services. Design: Cross-sectional survey of hospital-based healthcare providers caring for children with life-limiting conditions. Sample: 223 staff (physicians, nurses, child life workers, social workers, and chaplains) working in a children&rsquo;s hospital Variables: Knowledge of 1) philosophy and principles of palliative care, 2) management of pain and other symptoms, and 3) psychological and spiritual care of children and families. Methods: Participants completed a 23-item survey adapted from the Palliative Care Quiz for Nursing (PCQN). One open-ended question asked respondents to describe their opportunities to provide palliative care services. Findings: Significant differences were found among staff across the 3 domains, based on clinical area and discipline. Knowledge deficits were distributed across all 3 domains. Conclusions: While the survey was brief and provided limited data, it was useful for baseline assessments to assess learning needs and to initiate discussions focused on the provision of pediatric palliative care. Implications: The results of this study demonstrate the need to provide further education related to pediatric palliative care for healthcare providers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:22:51Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:22:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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