Preparing Leaders in Clinical Excellence: Preparing Acute Care CNS Students to Function as Members of Palliative Care Teams

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164265
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preparing Leaders in Clinical Excellence: Preparing Acute Care CNS Students to Function as Members of Palliative Care Teams
Author(s):
Crim Tibbals, Sally
Author Details:
Sally Crim Tibbals, MS APRN-BC, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: This project demonstrates faculty use of a curriculum revision that integrates interdisciplinary palliative care components into the Acute Care CNS course content. Significance: Change in curriculum resulted in 36 Acute Care CNS students to date graduating with certificates of completion from the ELNEC-Graduate Trainer program. Design: A core principal in palliative care is the individual's commitment to collaborate, through an interdisciplinary team process, to obtain best outcomes for the patient and family. Palliative care teams integrate and coordinate the assessment and collaborate on interventions that meet mutually established goals for the patient and their families during periods of crisis. To incorporate the interdisciplinary model of advanced practice the process must be taught and practiced during their education program. They must be able to see the role of each team member as the whole patient and family care plan is created out of the many skill parts to synergistically achieve predetermined quality outcomes for clients. To achieve this goal, the graduate version of ELNEC was integrated throughout the Acute Care CNS graduate curriculum at our university. Methods: The author will present the process of curriculum revision and the pedagogical methodologies used by the faculty to achieve this change. Graduate EL-NEC course materials are provided in the form of 1) reading material selected from current articles discussing palliative care issues, 2) video presentations to stimulate discussion 3) seminar discussion on topics covered in readings and presentations, and 4) PowerPoint presentations covering topics in the readings. Findings: Through this innovative curriculum revision we are providing our graduates with the necessary knowledge, attitudes, skills, and resources to effectively participate with an interdisciplinary team to care for patients and families with life-limiting illnesses. Graduates have gone on to develop Palliative Care Units and Teams in their work settings. Conclusions: Interpretation/Conclusion: Literature suggests that ours is the first CNS program in the country known to have integrated every module from the ELNEC-Graduate curriculum into a graduate CNS program of study. Implications for Practice: Implications for Education and Practice: 1) Measure OU student participation on Palliative Care teams or as developers of Palliative Care units and compare to other universities of like size. 2) CNS student satisfaction/perception of preparation for CNS role in palliative care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePreparing Leaders in Clinical Excellence: Preparing Acute Care CNS Students to Function as Members of Palliative Care Teamsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrim Tibbals, Sallyen_US
dc.author.detailsSally Crim Tibbals, MS APRN-BC, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164265-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This project demonstrates faculty use of a curriculum revision that integrates interdisciplinary palliative care components into the Acute Care CNS course content. Significance: Change in curriculum resulted in 36 Acute Care CNS students to date graduating with certificates of completion from the ELNEC-Graduate Trainer program. Design: A core principal in palliative care is the individual's commitment to collaborate, through an interdisciplinary team process, to obtain best outcomes for the patient and family. Palliative care teams integrate and coordinate the assessment and collaborate on interventions that meet mutually established goals for the patient and their families during periods of crisis. To incorporate the interdisciplinary model of advanced practice the process must be taught and practiced during their education program. They must be able to see the role of each team member as the whole patient and family care plan is created out of the many skill parts to synergistically achieve predetermined quality outcomes for clients. To achieve this goal, the graduate version of ELNEC was integrated throughout the Acute Care CNS graduate curriculum at our university. Methods: The author will present the process of curriculum revision and the pedagogical methodologies used by the faculty to achieve this change. Graduate EL-NEC course materials are provided in the form of 1) reading material selected from current articles discussing palliative care issues, 2) video presentations to stimulate discussion 3) seminar discussion on topics covered in readings and presentations, and 4) PowerPoint presentations covering topics in the readings. Findings: Through this innovative curriculum revision we are providing our graduates with the necessary knowledge, attitudes, skills, and resources to effectively participate with an interdisciplinary team to care for patients and families with life-limiting illnesses. Graduates have gone on to develop Palliative Care Units and Teams in their work settings. Conclusions: Interpretation/Conclusion: Literature suggests that ours is the first CNS program in the country known to have integrated every module from the ELNEC-Graduate curriculum into a graduate CNS program of study. Implications for Practice: Implications for Education and Practice: 1) Measure OU student participation on Palliative Care teams or as developers of Palliative Care units and compare to other universities of like size. 2) CNS student satisfaction/perception of preparation for CNS role in palliative care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:45:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:45:07Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameClinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, held March 5 - 8 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgiaen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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