A palliative care approach in heart failure: knowledge and attitudes of cardiac nurses

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/615128
Title:
A palliative care approach in heart failure: knowledge and attitudes of cardiac nurses
Authors:
Barrett, Michelle; Connaire, Kevin
Affiliation:
Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services & St Francis Hospice
Citation:
A palliative care approach in heart failure: knowledge and attitudes of cardiac nurses 2016, 11 (3):136 British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Publisher:
MA Healthcare Ltd.
Journal:
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Issue Date:
2-Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/615128
DOI:
10.12968/bjca.2016.11.3.136
Additional Links:
http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjca.2016.11.3.136
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Applying the principles and practice of a palliative care approach can enhance quality of life of patients suffering with heart failure yet many nurses misunderstand the role of palliative care. Aim: This study examined the knowledge and attitudes of cardiac nurses of a palliative care approach when caring for heart failure patients. Method: Two validated questionnaires were used to examine the knowledge and attitudes of 102 nurses in three Irish university hospitals. Results: 76 nurses responded (75%) and the study found that there was limited overall knowledge but positive attitudes to palliative care. A positive correlation was identified between higher knowledge scores and positive attitudes, indicating that those with greater knowledge of palliative care demonstrated more favourable attitudes to caring for dying patients. Conclusion: Addressing the palliative care needs of heart failure patients requires education and training and this study identified specific educational needs in pain and symptom control and communication skills.
Keywords:
PALLIATIVE CARE; HEART FAILURE; CARDIAC NURSES
Local subject classification:
END-OF-LIFE CARE
ISSN:
1749-6403; 2052-2207

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Michelleen
dc.contributor.authorConnaire, Kevinen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-30T13:28:44Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-30T13:28:44Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-02-
dc.identifier.citationA palliative care approach in heart failure: knowledge and attitudes of cardiac nurses 2016, 11 (3):136 British Journal of Cardiac Nursingen
dc.identifier.issn1749-6403-
dc.identifier.issn2052-2207-
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/bjca.2016.11.3.136-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/615128-
dc.descriptionApplying the principles and practice of a palliative care approach can enhance quality of life of patients suffering with heart failure yet many nurses misunderstand the role of palliative care. Aim: This study examined the knowledge and attitudes of cardiac nurses of a palliative care approach when caring for heart failure patients. Method: Two validated questionnaires were used to examine the knowledge and attitudes of 102 nurses in three Irish university hospitals. Results: 76 nurses responded (75%) and the study found that there was limited overall knowledge but positive attitudes to palliative care. A positive correlation was identified between higher knowledge scores and positive attitudes, indicating that those with greater knowledge of palliative care demonstrated more favourable attitudes to caring for dying patients. Conclusion: Addressing the palliative care needs of heart failure patients requires education and training and this study identified specific educational needs in pain and symptom control and communication skills.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMA Healthcare Ltd.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjca.2016.11.3.136en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British Journal of Cardiac Nursingen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen
dc.subjectHEART FAILUREen
dc.subjectCARDIAC NURSESen
dc.subject.otherEND-OF-LIFE CAREen
dc.titleA palliative care approach in heart failure: knowledge and attitudes of cardiac nursesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOur Lady's Hospice & Care Services & St Francis Hospiceen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Cardiac Nursingen
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