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Canadian Nursing Students’ Understanding, And Comfort Levels Related To Medical Assistance In Dying, Shelley E. Canning Dr., Christine Drew 2022 University of the Fraser Valley

Canadian Nursing Students’ Understanding, And Comfort Levels Related To Medical Assistance In Dying, Shelley E. Canning Dr., Christine Drew

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Background: Recent legislation regarding medical assistance in dying (MAiD) has important implications for nursing practice and education. It follows that Canadian nursing programmes must integrate theoretical and clinical practice related to MAiD in current curricula. Understanding student knowledge and comfort regarding MAiD provides important direction for developing curricula.

Purpose: To explore the understanding and comfort levels of BSN students regarding MAiD.

Methods: An applied health research methodology drawing on Interpretive Description was employed. Forty BSN students were surveyed before receiving MAiD education delivered through coursework and clinical experiences; 32 students participated in post intervention surveys; six students participated in individual ...


Pediatric Palliative Care Training To Advance Nurses’ Knowledge And Increase Patient Referrals, Whitney Lynn Stone, Lisa Merritt, Tammy Childers 2022 Fontbonne University

Pediatric Palliative Care Training To Advance Nurses’ Knowledge And Increase Patient Referrals, Whitney Lynn Stone, Lisa Merritt, Tammy Childers

Graduate Publications and Other Selected Works - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Objective: The purpose of this evidence-based practice quality improvement project was to implement an educational intervention to improve pediatric palliative care services in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The goal was to improve nurses’ knowledge of palliative care and increase the number of palliative care consults.

Methods: Educational sessions were created using the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Pediatric Curriculum. Participants included 46 PICU nurses. Knowledge of palliative care was measured at three timepoints; pre-, immediately post- and four weeks post-intervention. The number of palliative care referrals were measured at two timepoints; three months pre- and three months post-intervention ...


Factors Contributing To Nurse Burnout In Oncology, Caroline Withers 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Factors Contributing To Nurse Burnout In Oncology, Caroline Withers

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Nurse burnout is a pressing concern for healthcare with significant implications for all areas of nursing and patient outcomes. However, the specialty of oncology experiences burnout differently than other specialties for a multitude of reasons. This literature review aims to determine factors that contribute to nurse burnout within oncology, and identify evidence-based prevention strategies. The twenty studies included in the review underscore the crucial role of management and leadership in the prevention of nurse burnout. Further education and research are needed to better understand causes of burnout, as well as proper interventions. Interventions need to be established on a hospital ...


Dnp Final Report: Psychosocial Screening For Oncology Patients, Robyn V. Beard 2022 University of Texas at Tyler

Dnp Final Report: Psychosocial Screening For Oncology Patients, Robyn V. Beard

DNP Final Reports

Background: Patients with cancer often face severe distress related to fear of death, body disfigurement, financial stress, and lack of support system. This distress may lead to physical and emotional symptoms that bring patients to seek care at emergency departments, delay care or make poor health choices, and increase utilization of prescription drugs. With the already over burdened healthcare system, addressing these psychosocial needs is vital to improving patients outcomes as well as improving healthcare expenditure. Purpose: The purpose of this evidence based practice project was to improve perceived quality of life for oncology patients through detailed screening and behavioural ...


Advantages Of Early Utilization Of Palliative Care In The Pediatric Icu: A Scoping Review, Shelby Noel Cain BSN, RN, CPN, Dana Pabalate Zimmerman MSN, RN, Charis Elizabeth Oji MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, Michelle Rickard DNP, CPNP-AC 2022 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Advantages Of Early Utilization Of Palliative Care In The Pediatric Icu: A Scoping Review, Shelby Noel Cain Bsn, Rn, Cpn, Dana Pabalate Zimmerman Msn, Rn, Charis Elizabeth Oji Msn, Aprn, Cpnp-Pc/Ac, Michelle Rickard Dnp, Cpnp-Ac

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Abstract Purpose/Background Despite the increased use of palliative care in adults, only a tiny percentage of children with life-limiting illnesses or life-threatening conditions receive palliative care before dying. Palliative care has low utilization, and consults are often made late in a child’s hospitalization or diagnosis. Palliative care remains underutilized among hospitalized pediatric patients resulting in unnecessary treatments, costly and lengthy hospitalizations, and deaths occurring in the intensive care unit (ICU) rather than at home. The purpose of this scoping review is to evaluate current literature to determine the use and effect of pediatric palliative care, specifically, whether consultation ...


End Of Life Simulation Education For Nurses, Shaun T. Wagner 2022 Ohio Northern University

End Of Life Simulation Education For Nurses, Shaun T. Wagner

ONU Student Research Colloquium

Problem: End of Life (EOL) care requires skilled nursing skills. Many nurses report negative experiences and attitudes related to End of life care. This may lead to negative patient and family EOL outcomes. Simulation education may be one method to improve nurses attitudes toward EOL care.

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to determine if simulation based EOL education leads to improved nurse attitudes.

Methods: This quasi-experimental quality improvement project will include registered nurses who receive EOL simulation training. Participant attitudes of EOL care will be measured prior to and following simulation using the Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of ...


African Americans In Home Health: Advance Care Planning And Acute Care Services Use, Sharon Bigger, Lee Glenn 2022 East Tennessee State University

African Americans In Home Health: Advance Care Planning And Acute Care Services Use, Sharon Bigger, Lee Glenn

Epsilon Sigma at-Large Research Conference

Background: Home health is the fastest-growing healthcare setting in the country. Through Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides incentives or penalties to HHAs based on outcomes. Hospitalization and emergency department use are weighted heaviest as poor outcomes. HHVBP requires HHAs to report on whether they are engaging in advance care planning (ACP) conversations. For this study, ACP was defined as a conversation held in advance of a medical crisis with a loved one and/or a health care provider about goals; values; preferences for future medical treatments; and choice of a surrogate ...


The Knowledge And Attitudes Of Oncology Nurses On Advance Directives, Bailey Nettles 2022 The University of Southern Mississippi

The Knowledge And Attitudes Of Oncology Nurses On Advance Directives, Bailey Nettles

Dissertations

Advances in healthcare technology has changed how healthcare professionals care for patients, increasing the importance of Advance Directives (ADs). ADs are legal documents describing patient end-of-life care wishes. Despite the usefulness of ADs, particularly in oncology settings, most patients do not have one.

This qualitative content analysis study examined knowledge and attitudes of ADs among oncology nurses to obtain a better understanding of ADs. Literature on ADs and nurses is dominated by quantitative research. This study addresses knowledge gaps best filled by qualitative methods.

Ten experienced oncology nurses answered eleven open-ended questions using online video conference interviews. The eleven questions ...


Alzheimer's And Patient Caregiver Burnout: A Review Of The Literature, Madeline Hekeler 2022 James Madison University

Alzheimer's And Patient Caregiver Burnout: A Review Of The Literature, Madeline Hekeler

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

The term “silent epidemic” is fitting for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), as its negative impact is widely felt but rarely discussed. Burnout among AD caregivers has become an epidemic of its own as caregivers experience an increase in health risks, stress, and financial burden. This literature review focuses on caregiver burnout and how imperative it is that caregivers are better supported in their role. Researchers have developed instruments to assess and intervene in caregiver burnout that have shown effectiveness among caregivers and their families.Nevertheless, further longitudinal research is warranted regarding more effective interventions, including stress management and social support ...


Lunch And Learn: Addressing Needs And Resources Of Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer Patients, Philomina Bigelow 2022 University of Washington Tacoma

Lunch And Learn: Addressing Needs And Resources Of Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer Patients, Philomina Bigelow

MSW Capstones

Historically adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology patients have been an underserved population. Research indicates they are more likely to experience poorer treatment outcomes, which may result in part from unaddressed biopsychosocial stressors, poor treatment compliance, and poor provider rapport. Research also indicates that oncology providers do not have a formal standardized training they are required to attend on biopsychosocial needs and resources for the AYA population. Oncology care providers need knowledge of the biopsychosocial needs and resources of their AYA patients in order to provide care and resources that remove the effects of biopsychosocial stressors. This project was designed ...


Improving Healthcare Provider Knowledge Of Hospice And Palliative Medicine, Ashleigh T. Flora 2022 Mississippi University for Women

Improving Healthcare Provider Knowledge Of Hospice And Palliative Medicine, Ashleigh T. Flora

DNP Projects

By addressing the diseases symptoms directly, palliative care improves patients feel and can participate in their life by providing indispensable holistic health management and support for patients and families. Hospice is the focused service of palliative care, provided by specially trained healthcare professionals. Evidence suggests that patients are poorly educated on chronic illnesses, providers are failing to have end of life discussions with patients, and providers are poorly educated as to services available to patients at end of life. This quality improvement project was designed to assess provider knowledge of hospice and palliative care utilization. Convenience sampling was used to ...


Exploring Palliative Care Education Needs And Desires Of Advanced Practice Providers In The Critical Care Setting, Jill Marie Clemmons 2022 University of Kentucky

Exploring Palliative Care Education Needs And Desires Of Advanced Practice Providers In The Critical Care Setting, Jill Marie Clemmons

DNP Projects

Background: Critical care providers in the ICU setting are discovering that their patients are living longer with more comorbid conditions. They are confronted with palliative care situations almost daily. Recently palliative care has been thrust into the forefront of critical care and is a resource critical care nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants need to be able to utilize. A gap in the literature has been found in the overall education of critical care providers regarding palliative care.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine what palliative care training trauma/cardiac/neurological, and pulmonary critical care providers had previously ...


Implementation Of Education And Use Of A Screening Tool To Assess Palliative Care Needs In The Critical Care Setting, Megan Stoeckinger 2022 University of Kentucky

Implementation Of Education And Use Of A Screening Tool To Assess Palliative Care Needs In The Critical Care Setting, Megan Stoeckinger

DNP Projects

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to measure palliative care knowledge, attitudes, perceived empowerment, and familiarity of the Supportive Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT) among critical care nurses and advanced practice providers (APPs) before and after viewing a web-based educational video on an adult medicine intensive care unit (MICU).

Methods: This study was a one group pre- and post- implementation assessment using a web-based educational video and electronic surveys. The population included critical care nurses and advanced practice providers (APPs). This study spanned the timeframe between January 2022 and March 2022.

Results: Paired t-tests comparing pre-intervention and post-intervention results ...


The Use Of A Pediatric Palliative And Hospice Education Module To Enhance The Knowledge And Practice Of Emergency Room Providers, Morgan Garrett 2022 University of Kentucky

The Use Of A Pediatric Palliative And Hospice Education Module To Enhance The Knowledge And Practice Of Emergency Room Providers, Morgan Garrett

DNP Projects

Background: Palliative and hospice care resources are underutilized in pediatric patients with chronic and life-limiting illnesses. One contributing factor is the lack of formalized education for medical providers regarding the differences and scope of palliative and hospice care models. Without adequate education about these services, providers are not able to effectively utilize otherwise available resources to provide holistic care.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the current perception of knowledge among providers pertaining to pediatric palliative and hospice care. The study investigated improvements in educational outcomes in ten categories after participation in a web-based training. A secondary ...


Increasing Knowledge And Comfort Levels Of Icu Nurses In Goals Of Care Discussions Through Palliative Care Education, Stephanie Harrison 2022 Gardner-Webb University

Increasing Knowledge And Comfort Levels Of Icu Nurses In Goals Of Care Discussions Through Palliative Care Education, Stephanie Harrison

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Critical care nurses are tasked with treating patients during the most complex times, typically beginning with aggressive treatment measures and in many cases, transitioning to end-of-life care. According to the literature review, critical care nurses report they frequently provide care that they feel is futile and palliative care resources are underutilized in the intensive care unit. They also report limited education/training and comfort in understanding their role in goals of care conversations and end-of-life care despite their vital role in providing direct patient care. The goal of this project was to implement an education program using the IMPACT-ICU toolkit ...


Knowledge Gaps: Addressing The Need For Palliative Care Education For University Nursing Students, Odin Todd Bickford 2022 University of New Hampshire, Durham

Knowledge Gaps: Addressing The Need For Palliative Care Education For University Nursing Students, Odin Todd Bickford

Honors Theses and Capstones

This study aimed to analyze undergraduate nursing students’ primary palliative care knowledge to determine if there is a need for further palliative care education in undergraduate, pre-licensure curriculums. To make this determination, this study utilized the Undergraduate Nursing Palliative Care Knowledge Survey (UNPCKS), created by Dr. Andra Davis and Dr. Megan Lippe, a 27-question survey that addresses the 6 domains of holistic palliative care; i) holistic, patient-centered care (Whole person care), ii) collaborative (Interprofessional), iii) understanding of primary palliative care as a resource and how to support patients/families (Advocacy and Knowledge of Primary Palliative Care), iv) the importance of ...


Advance Care Planning Evidence Based Practice Benchmark, Natalie K. Waggoner 2021 University of Texas at Tyler

Advance Care Planning Evidence Based Practice Benchmark, Natalie K. Waggoner

MSN Capstone Projects

America is aging, with the estimated number of patients over the age of 65 to reach 72 million by 2030, approximately 20% of the population (Sade, 2012). This demographic shift characterized by an increasing elderly population has elevated the subject of death and dying to a crucial component of health care delivery. A study done by Silveira et al. (2010) demonstrated that 70% of individuals aged 60 and older were unable to participate in treatment decisions during their final days. However, most individuals in the United States have no advance directive.

The goal of this evidence-based practice intervention is to ...


A Performance Improvement Project To Improve Hand-Off Communication Documentation Within The Surgical Services Department, Bobbie J. Wich, Millie Escalona, Judith E. Bowling, Ana L. Santos 2021 Homestead Hospital

A Performance Improvement Project To Improve Hand-Off Communication Documentation Within The Surgical Services Department, Bobbie J. Wich, Millie Escalona, Judith E. Bowling, Ana L. Santos

Nursing & Health Sciences Research Journal

Over 80% of adverse events in healthcare are due to miscommunication. To improve patient safety, The Joint Commission recommended the use of standardized hand-off communication tools in 2012. One acute care hospital in Southeast Florida implemented standardized handoff reports in 2014 with few revisions since that time. The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light additional critical information was needed to keep patients and staff safe, such as laboratory results indicating the need for isolation precautions. The nurses within the surgical services noticed this critical information was not sufficiently included in the handoff report. The lack of this information led to unnecessary ...


Bedside Shift Reporting: A Benchmark Project, Clydea C. Hale 2021 University of Texas at Tyler

Bedside Shift Reporting: A Benchmark Project, Clydea C. Hale

MSN Capstone Projects

Patient care is forever changing to improve satisfaction, safety, and overall treatment. Over the past few years, patients and their families are more invested in their overall care in the hospital and expect to be informed every step of the way. A common complaint from patients or their families is that one nurse or staff did not know the individuals care or treatment plan, there were no shift goals to work toward discharge, and the nurse did not update the patient/family with changes in care. All of these complaints along with the patient satisfaction scores and communication between the ...


The Effects Of Social Determinants On Renal Care Among Eskd Patients In The Philippines: Rural Vs. Urban Areas, Melanie Rojas 2021 Dominican University of California

The Effects Of Social Determinants On Renal Care Among Eskd Patients In The Philippines: Rural Vs. Urban Areas, Melanie Rojas

Nursing | Senior Theses

From a Public Health Nursing (PHN) perspective, populations who are diagnosed with chronic disease or illness are the most vulnerable to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) states that the mortality rate for ESKD amounts to roughly 7 million individuals worldwide. In examining causes of ESKD throughout both history and the lifespan, high mortality rates are attributed to the lack of access to life-sustaining therapies such as dialysis or transplantation. The lack of access to therapy or healthcare services has been an immense Public Health crisis in the last few decades ...


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