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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.
Additional Author Information:
Roxanne Roth, rlroth@madonna.edu
Advisors:
Lis, Gail
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016
Grantor:
Madonna University
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; Communication; Advanced Practice Nursing
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2016-06-02T19:40:08Z
Date of Publication:
2016-06-02

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dc.contributor.advisorLis, Gailen
dc.contributor.authorRoth, Roxanneen
dc.contributor.authorLis, Gailen
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Nancyen
dc.contributor.authorAseltyne, Kathleen A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-02T19:40:08Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-02T19:40:08Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-02-
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.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectcommunicationen
dc.subjectend of lifeen
dc.subjectfamiliesen
dc.subjectCOMFORTen
dc.subjectadvanced practice nursesen
dc.subject.meshPalliative Careen
dc.subject.meshCommunicationen
dc.subject.meshAdvanced Practice Nursingen
dc.titleEvaluation of COMFORT in Strengthening Family Communication Skillsen_US
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorMadonna Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
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
dc.primary-author.detailsRoxanne Roth, rlroth@madonna.eduen
thesis.degree.year2016en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachMixed/Multi Method Researchen
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