Perspect Nurs Sci.  2019 Oct;16(2):55-64. 10.16952/pns.2019.16.2.55.

The relationship between Terminal Care Stress and Knowledge and Perception of Hospice-Palliative Care among Pediatric Nurses

Affiliations
  • 1Registered Nurse, Department of Nursing, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Professor, College of Nursing · The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. ksbang@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study examined the knowledge and perception of hospice-palliative care and terminal care stress among pediatric nurses, and the relationships among these variables.
METHODS
In this descriptive research study, 154 pediatric nurses who experienced terminal care at least once were surveyed. This study used three scales, including the Palliative Care Quiz for Nursing (PCQN), Perception of Hospice-Palliative Care, and Terminal care stress. Data analyses using SPSS 22.0 included descriptive statistics, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Mann-Whitney U test, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple linear regression.
RESULTS
Terminal care stress experienced by the pediatric nurses was significantly related to the perception of hospicepalliative care; the hospice-palliative care education program enhanced the knowledge and perception of hospicepalliative care.
CONCLUSION
Hospice-palliative care education programs should be developed and provided for pediatric nurses to improve pediatric hospice-palliative care. Additionally, further research on this topic is required because the present results are inconsistent with previous and current researches.

Keyword

Hospice and palliative care; Knowledge; Perception; Stress; Pediatric nurse

MeSH Terms

Education
Linear Models
Nursing
Palliative Care
Statistics as Topic
Terminal Care*
Weights and Measures
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