Knowledge of palliative care among nursing students

Samantha Ismaile, Hanan H. Alshehri

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate nursing undergraduate students' knowledge with regard to palliative care in Saudi Arabia. A quantitative descriptive research study was conducted by the use of validated tool. A total of 204 students were included in the study. There is little evidence in Saudi Arabia to demonstrate if nursing undergraduates receives education on palliative care. The results indicate that 57.9% of the nursing undergraduates had received educational sessions and 42.1% of nursing undergraduates did not. In conclusion, palliative care nursing education is crucial to improve quality of patient care in nursing practices. It is recommended that a palliative care education should be integrated within the nursing programme courses. Hence, in order to improve students' knowledge of palliative care, course content should cover the principles of palliative care as a part of any nursing bachelor programme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformatics Empowers Healthcare Transformation
PublisherIOS Press
Pages261-264
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997801
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume238
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

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Quality of Health Care
Nursing Education
Patient Care
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Keywords

  • knowledge
  • nursing students
  • Palliative care
  • Saudi Arabia

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Ismaile, S., & Alshehri, H. H. (2017). Knowledge of palliative care among nursing students. In Informatics Empowers Healthcare Transformation (pp. 261-264). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 238). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-781-8-261
Ismaile, Samantha ; Alshehri, Hanan H. / Knowledge of palliative care among nursing students. Informatics Empowers Healthcare Transformation. IOS Press, 2017. pp. 261-264 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).
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Ismaile, S & Alshehri, HH 2017, Knowledge of palliative care among nursing students. in Informatics Empowers Healthcare Transformation. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 238, IOS Press, pp. 261-264. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-781-8-261

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Informatics Empowers Healthcare Transformation. IOS Press, 2017. p. 261-264 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 238).

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