Development of an education resource for families and clients navigating through end-of-life care with at-home palliation

Leyte, Karen (2016) Development of an education resource for families and clients navigating through end-of-life care with at-home palliation. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Background: Community health nurses (CHNs) play a pivotal role in providing end-of-life care to clients diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Providing quality end-of-life care is an ethical obligation. Eastern Health’s palliative end-of-life care program (PEOLC) offers nursing care, equipment, services, and support. However, the caregiver’s need for practical information about end-of-life issues is not addressed. Purpose: To develop an educational resource to assist clients and families during end-of-life and to provide a framework for new CHNs in home palliation. Methods: An informal Needs Assessment, a literature review, an environmental scan, and consultations with four CHNs involved with home palliation. Results: An educational resource was developed to address the practical end-of-life issues identified in the literature review and consultations. Conclusion: An improved delivery of care for at-home palliation in the community for clients and families, and a framework for new CHNs.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
Item ID: 12098
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references. -- Final report of the Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum -- Practicum report submitted to the School of Nursing in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Nursing.
Keywords: end-of-life, at-home palliation; educational resource; CHNs
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: April 2016
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Community health nurses--In-service training; Terminal care--Study and teaching; Palliative treatment--Study and teaching; Visiting nurses--Study and teaching
Medical Subject Heading: Nurses, Community Health; Inservice Training; Terminal Care; Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing--education

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