Evaluation of COMFORT in Strengthening Family Communication Skills

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/611635
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Mixed/Multi Method Research
Title:
Evaluation of COMFORT in Strengthening Family Communication Skills
Author(s):
Roth, Roxanne; Lis, Gail; O'Connor, Nancy; Aseltyne, Kathleen A.
Advisors:
Lis, Gail
Abstract:

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a COMFORT communication strategy that combines a didactic and simulated experience to strengthen perceived confidence and competence of advance practice registered nurses communicating with families facing difficult decisions and situations. The project explored the impact of the COMFORT protocol as an intervention strategy to strengthen perceived confidence and competence in communicating with families in crisis at end of life using a pre-post design. There was no significant change in the COMFORT protocol’s ability to increase perceived confidence or competence levels. APRN participants positively indicated the COMFORT protocol as an effective strategy for guiding difficult discussion (M = 4.35, SD = 0.48) and an effective strategy for APRN communication at end of life (M = 4.4, SD = 0.6) using a five point Likert scale.

Keywords:
communication; end of life; families; COMFORT; advanced practice nurses
MeSH:
Palliative Care
CINAHL Headings:
Advanced Nursing Practice; Communication
Repository Posting Date:
2-Jun-2016
Date of Publication:
2-Jun-2016
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Grantor:
Madonna University
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachMixed/Multi Method Researchen
dc.titleEvaluation of COMFORT in Strengthening Family Communication Skillsen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoth, Roxanneen
dc.contributor.authorLis, Gailen
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Nancyen
dc.contributor.authorAseltyne, Kathleen A.en
dc.contributor.advisorLis, Gailen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/611635-
dc.description.abstract<p>The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a COMFORT communication strategy that combines a didactic and simulated experience to strengthen perceived confidence and competence of advance practice registered nurses communicating with families facing difficult decisions and situations. The project explored the impact of the COMFORT protocol as an intervention strategy to strengthen perceived confidence and competence in communicating with families in crisis at end of life using a pre-post design. There was no significant change in the COMFORT protocol’s ability to increase perceived confidence or competence levels. APRN participants positively indicated the COMFORT protocol as an effective strategy for guiding difficult discussion (<em>M </em>= 4.35, <em>SD</em> = 0.48) and an effective strategy for APRN communication at end of life (<em>M</em> = 4.4, <em>SD </em>= 0.6) using a five point Likert scale.</p>en
dc.subjectcommunicationen
dc.subjectend of lifeen
dc.subjectfamiliesen
dc.subjectCOMFORTen
dc.subjectadvanced practice nursesen
dc.subject.meshPalliative Careen
dc.subject.cinahlAdvanced Nursing Practiceen
dc.subject.cinahlCommunicationen
dc.date.available2016-06-02T19:40:08Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-02-
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-02T19:40:08Z-
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
thesis.degree.grantorMadonna Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
thesis.degree.year2016en
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