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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165680
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Education in Improved End of Life (EOL) Care
Author(s):
Virani, Rose
Author Details:
Rose Virani, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA
Abstract:
Significance: Care of patients at the EOL is contingent on adequate preparation of health care providers. Nursing, as the predominant caring profession in EOL care, must achieve competence in physical and psychosocial care of patients and families facing terminal illness. Previous research has demonstrated that nursing education has not prepared nurses to provide optimum EOL care. Purpose: The overall purpose of this national project (1997-2000), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was to strengthen nursing education to improve EOL care. Scientific Framework: The framework for this project was the "Peaceful Death" statement developed in 1998 by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). This document identified key competencies for nursing knowledge in EOL care. Methods: The project is based upon accomplishing three goals: improving the content regarding EOL care in major textbooks commonly used in nursing education; insuring the adequacy of content in EOL care as tested by the national nursing licensure examination, the NCLEXÒ; and supporting key nursing organizations (National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. [NCSBN], AACN, and the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission [NLNAC]). The activities of the project included: a survey of 725 nursing faculty deans and state board contacts regarding nursing education in EOL; EOL content analysis findings from a review of 50 textbooks commonly used in nursing schools; report of follow-up from two national conferences disseminating textbook analysis results and recommendations for EOL issues and content; and a survey of 2,333 nurses regarding EOL issues in practice. Data Analysis/Evaluation: Results have demonstrated that approximately 2% of overall content in nursing textbooks was related to EOL content and that there is an awareness in the nursing profession of the need for improved EOL care and identification of resource to achieve that goal. Follow up data is provided regarding the changes in textbooks by authors and publishers. This final project report will also summarize the changes made in the NCLEX to enhance the focus on EOL care. Findings and Implications: The results of this project have demonstrated the gaps in current nursing education and that improved care for patients at the EOL is contingent upon adequate education of nurses. The results led to initiation of a national training program to improve EOL nursing care, the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) to be conducted from 2000 - 2003.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2001
Conference Name:
26th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Diego, California, USA
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.titleNursing Education in Improved End of Life (EOL) Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVirani, Roseen_US
dc.author.detailsRose Virani, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165680-
dc.description.abstractSignificance: Care of patients at the EOL is contingent on adequate preparation of health care providers. Nursing, as the predominant caring profession in EOL care, must achieve competence in physical and psychosocial care of patients and families facing terminal illness. Previous research has demonstrated that nursing education has not prepared nurses to provide optimum EOL care. Purpose: The overall purpose of this national project (1997-2000), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was to strengthen nursing education to improve EOL care. Scientific Framework: The framework for this project was the "Peaceful Death" statement developed in 1998 by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). This document identified key competencies for nursing knowledge in EOL care. Methods: The project is based upon accomplishing three goals: improving the content regarding EOL care in major textbooks commonly used in nursing education; insuring the adequacy of content in EOL care as tested by the national nursing licensure examination, the NCLEXÒ; and supporting key nursing organizations (National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. [NCSBN], AACN, and the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission [NLNAC]). The activities of the project included: a survey of 725 nursing faculty deans and state board contacts regarding nursing education in EOL; EOL content analysis findings from a review of 50 textbooks commonly used in nursing schools; report of follow-up from two national conferences disseminating textbook analysis results and recommendations for EOL issues and content; and a survey of 2,333 nurses regarding EOL issues in practice. Data Analysis/Evaluation: Results have demonstrated that approximately 2% of overall content in nursing textbooks was related to EOL content and that there is an awareness in the nursing profession of the need for improved EOL care and identification of resource to achieve that goal. Follow up data is provided regarding the changes in textbooks by authors and publishers. This final project report will also summarize the changes made in the NCLEX to enhance the focus on EOL care. Findings and Implications: The results of this project have demonstrated the gaps in current nursing education and that improved care for patients at the EOL is contingent upon adequate education of nurses. The results led to initiation of a national training program to improve EOL nursing care, the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) to be conducted from 2000 - 2003.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:23:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:23:00Z-
dc.conference.date2001en_US
dc.conference.name26th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Diego, California, 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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