Nurses' knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care: a cross-sectional study in five countries.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605717
Title:
Nurses' knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care: a cross-sectional study in five countries.
Authors:
Coffey, Alice; McCarthy, Geraldine; Weathers, Elizabeth; Friedman, M Isabel; Gallo, Katherine; Ehrenfeld, Mally; Chan, Sophia; Li, William H C; Poletti, Piera; Zanotti, Renzo; Molloy, D William; McGlade, Ciara; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J; Itzhaki, Michal
Citation:
Nurses' knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care: a cross-sectional study in five countries. 2016: Int J Nurs Pract
Publisher:
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Journal:
International journal of nursing practice
Issue Date:
28-Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605717
DOI:
10.1111/ijn.12417
PubMed ID:
26823112
Abstract:
Nurses' knowledge regarding advance directives may affect their administration and completion in end-of-life care. Confidence among nurses is a barrier to the provision of quality end-of-life care. This study investigated nurses' knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care, in Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy and the USA using a cross-sectional descriptive design (n = 1089). In all countries, older nurses and those who had more professional experience felt more confident managing patients' symptoms at end-of-life and more comfortable stopping preventive medications at end-of-life. Nurses in the USA reported that they have more knowledge and experience of advance directives compared with other countries. In addition, they reported the highest levels of confidence and comfort in dealing with end-of-life care. Although legislation for advance directives does not yet exist in Ireland, nurses reported high levels of confidence in end-of-life care.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Nurses’ knowledge regarding advance directives may affect their administration and completion in end-of-life care. Confi- dence among nurses is a barrier to the provision of quality end-of-life care. This study investigated nurses’ knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care, in Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy and the USA using a cross-sectional descriptive design (n= 1089). In all countries, older nurses and those who had more professional experience felt more confident managing patients’ symptoms at end-of-life and more comfortable stopping preventive medications at endof-life. Nurses in the USA reported that they have more knowledge and experience of advance directives compared with other countries. In addition, they reported the highest levels of confidence and comfort in dealing with end-of-life care. Although legislation for advance directives does not yet exist in Ireland, nurses reported high levels of confidence in end-of-life care.
Keywords:
NURSING; END OF LIFE CARE; ADVANCE DIRECTIVES
ISSN:
1440-172X

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dc.contributor.authorCoffey, Aliceen
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Geraldineen
dc.contributor.authorWeathers, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.authorFriedman, M Isabelen
dc.contributor.authorGallo, Katherineen
dc.contributor.authorEhrenfeld, Mallyen
dc.contributor.authorChan, Sophiaen
dc.contributor.authorLi, William H Cen
dc.contributor.authorPoletti, Pieraen
dc.contributor.authorZanotti, Renzoen
dc.contributor.authorMolloy, D Williamen
dc.contributor.authorMcGlade, Ciaraen
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Joyce Jen
dc.contributor.authorItzhaki, Michalen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T12:12:15Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-18T12:12:15Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01-28en
dc.identifier.citationNurses' knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care: a cross-sectional study in five countries. 2016: Int J Nurs Practen
dc.identifier.issn1440-172Xen
dc.identifier.pmid26823112en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ijn.12417en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/605717en
dc.descriptionNurses’ knowledge regarding advance directives may affect their administration and completion in end-of-life care. Confi- dence among nurses is a barrier to the provision of quality end-of-life care. This study investigated nurses’ knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care, in Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy and the USA using a cross-sectional descriptive design (n= 1089). In all countries, older nurses and those who had more professional experience felt more confident managing patients’ symptoms at end-of-life and more comfortable stopping preventive medications at endof-life. Nurses in the USA reported that they have more knowledge and experience of advance directives compared with other countries. In addition, they reported the highest levels of confidence and comfort in dealing with end-of-life care. Although legislation for advance directives does not yet exist in Ireland, nurses reported high levels of confidence in end-of-life care.en
dc.description.abstractNurses' knowledge regarding advance directives may affect their administration and completion in end-of-life care. Confidence among nurses is a barrier to the provision of quality end-of-life care. This study investigated nurses' knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care, in Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy and the USA using a cross-sectional descriptive design (n = 1089). In all countries, older nurses and those who had more professional experience felt more confident managing patients' symptoms at end-of-life and more comfortable stopping preventive medications at end-of-life. Nurses in the USA reported that they have more knowledge and experience of advance directives compared with other countries. In addition, they reported the highest levels of confidence and comfort in dealing with end-of-life care. Although legislation for advance directives does not yet exist in Ireland, nurses reported high levels of confidence in end-of-life care.en
dc.languageENGen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Nursing Practiceen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of nursing practiceen
dc.subjectNURSINGen
dc.subjectEND OF LIFE CAREen
dc.subjectADVANCE DIRECTIVESen
dc.titleNurses' knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care: a cross-sectional study in five countries.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of nursing practiceen

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