Payne, Sheila and Hawker, Sheila and Kerr, Chris and Seamark, David and Jarrett, Nicola and Roberts, Helen and Smith, Helen (2007) Healthcare workers skills : perceived competence and experiences of end-of-life care in community hospitals. Progress in Palliative Care, 15 (3). pp. 118-125. ISSN 1743-291XFull text not available from this repository.
Abstract: Objectives: To understand the knowledge, skills and confidence of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers in delivering end-of-life care in community hospitals. Research design: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was carried out to evaluate doctors', nurses' and other staff's self-reported knowledge and confidence in delivering general aspects of end-of-life care in six community hospitals in the South West and South East of England. Approximately 900 hours of non-participant observation was conducted. Participants: Staff associated with community hospitals were invited to complete a questionnaire and 346 questionnaires were distributed, with 125 returned (response rate 36%). The sample consisted of: medical staff (n = 31), nursing staff (n = 44), health care assistants (n = 22) and other professional workers (n = 28). Results: Staff reported having knowledge, skills and confidence in symptom control but had less expertise in psychological, spiritual and bereavement care. End-of-life care needs to be delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Our findings indicate that further education is required in psychosocial care.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Progress in Palliative Care|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||COMMUNITY HOSPITALS ; END-OF-LIFE CARE ; PALLIATIVE CARE ; EDUCATION ; QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||01 Apr 2010 08:58|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 14:37|
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