END OF LIFE EDUCATION FOR REGISTERED NURSES IN A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER: IS IT A NECESSARY COURSE?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165086
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
END OF LIFE EDUCATION FOR REGISTERED NURSES IN A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER: IS IT A NECESSARY COURSE?
Author(s):
Owens, Elizabeth; Lenegan, Elizabeth
Author Details:
Elizabeth Owens, RN MS, Director of Nursing Education, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: elizabeth.owens@roswellpark.org; Elizabeth Lenegan, PhD
Abstract:
Previous Nursing Research has demonstrated that there is insufficient education to prepare practicing nurses who provide end of life care to patients with a terminal diagnosis. Results from previous studies have shown that nurses do not receive educational preparation to adequately assist the patient and or family. Nurses caring for the terminally ill are often novices with limited educational opportunities or preparation. According to nursing literature, the help nursesÆ provide in preparing the patients and families for the process of dying is extremely important. The American Association of College Nurses (AACN) administers a national education initiative to improve end-of-life care in the United States. That project provides undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty, CE providers, staff development educators, specialty nurses in pediatrics, oncology, critical care and geriatrics, and other nurses with training in end-of-life care. One might assume that nurses working in a Comprehensive Cancer Center will be caring for terminally ill patients and will not have received the educational preparation in their nursing program. A study was conducted at a Comprehensive Cancer Center to 1) evaluate existing educational preparation for registered nurses caring for patients diagnosed with a terminal illness, 2) to assess the knowledge and attitudes about nursesÆ perceptions of their own skills at caring for patients diagnosed with a terminal illness and 3) determine the need for including end-of-life care in nursing orientation. This study utilized a descriptive survey design. Abstracted information will include length of licensure as a registered nurse, length of employment at RPCI, highest level of education completed, as well as documentation of individual perceptions related to end of life care. This presentation will provide the results of this survey and a presentation of the educational initiatives designed and implemented to address needs identified by the survey.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEND OF LIFE EDUCATION FOR REGISTERED NURSES IN A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER: IS IT A NECESSARY COURSE?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorOwens, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorLenegan, Elizabethen_US
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Owens, RN MS, Director of Nursing Education, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: elizabeth.owens@roswellpark.org; Elizabeth Lenegan, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165086-
dc.description.abstractPrevious Nursing Research has demonstrated that there is insufficient education to prepare practicing nurses who provide end of life care to patients with a terminal diagnosis. Results from previous studies have shown that nurses do not receive educational preparation to adequately assist the patient and or family. Nurses caring for the terminally ill are often novices with limited educational opportunities or preparation. According to nursing literature, the help nursesÆ provide in preparing the patients and families for the process of dying is extremely important. The American Association of College Nurses (AACN) administers a national education initiative to improve end-of-life care in the United States. That project provides undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty, CE providers, staff development educators, specialty nurses in pediatrics, oncology, critical care and geriatrics, and other nurses with training in end-of-life care. One might assume that nurses working in a Comprehensive Cancer Center will be caring for terminally ill patients and will not have received the educational preparation in their nursing program. A study was conducted at a Comprehensive Cancer Center to 1) evaluate existing educational preparation for registered nurses caring for patients diagnosed with a terminal illness, 2) to assess the knowledge and attitudes about nursesÆ perceptions of their own skills at caring for patients diagnosed with a terminal illness and 3) determine the need for including end-of-life care in nursing orientation. This study utilized a descriptive survey design. Abstracted information will include length of licensure as a registered nurse, length of employment at RPCI, highest level of education completed, as well as documentation of individual perceptions related to end of life care. This presentation will provide the results of this survey and a presentation of the educational initiatives designed and implemented to address needs identified by the survey.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:16Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_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.-
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