Enhancing hospital nurses knowledge of palliative care: a network nurse programme

Jack, B., Gambles, M., Saltmarsh, P., Murphy, D., Hutchison, T. and Ellershaw, J. (2004) Enhancing hospital nurses knowledge of palliative care: a network nurse programme. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 10 (10). pp. 502-506. ISSN 1357-6321

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Abstract

T he palliative care network nurse programme was developed to educate and skill generalist nurses in the care of the dying pat ient wi thin the acute hospi tal set t ing. I t developed at the request of nurses who had been involved in the piloting of the Liverpool Care of the Dying Pathway. The programme consists of a monthly meeting that encompasses an educative component and networking opportunities. In a preliminary evaluation of the programme, a questionnaire was sent to the network nurses (response rate 80%, n=33). The nurses reported the programme to be beneficial in providing them with increased palliative care knowledge. Suppor t and networking oppor tuni t ies were also identified. This article discusses the programme, the evaluation findings and makes suggestions for further research

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 11:11
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/1421

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