End of life care: an educational pathway for community nurses.

Steven, Alison, White, Gail, Marples, Gwen and Atkinson, Joanne (2014) End of life care: an educational pathway for community nurses. Primary Health Care, 24 (1). pp. 18-25. ISSN 0264-5033

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/phc2014.


This article reports on an innovative educational pathway for district and community nurses aimed at enhancing confidence and competence in dealing with end of life care (EoLC). Nurses were aligned with a mentor from a specialist palliative care team and, after completing a training needs analysis, created their own development plan. Participants undertook a range of formal and informal education, and a rise in confidence was identified, specifically in communication skills and symptom management. Such practice-based education may offer a powerful and convenient approach to EoLC education for community staff.
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Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Alison Steven
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 09:23
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 15:32
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18364

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