Konstruante vivfinajn flegkapablojn: Kerna aspekto en bona Flega praktiko
Kiel juna onkologia flegistino, Andra Davis traktis pacientojn kiuj alproksimiĝis al morto. Ŝi ne ŝrumpis de tiu servo, sed venis for sentante "rekompencita kaj riĉigita" ĉeestante en tiu stadio de la vivo de ŝiaj pacientoj. Now an assistant professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver, Davis’ interest in end-of-life care has only deepened throughout her career.
Research partners Andra Davis and Megan Lippe accept the Dorothy Otto Research Award at the National League for Nursing Education Summit in September. De maldekstre: Joyce Griffin-Sobel, dean of the WSU College of Nursing; Davis, associate professor of the WSU College of Nursing; Dorothy Otto, associate professor emerita, Cizik School of Nursing at the University of Texas; and Lippe, associate professor at the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing.
She and a research partner recently received a prestigious $25,000 grant from the National League for Nursing to measure nursing students’ understanding of palliative care.
“Grief and loss and bereavement need to be core competencies for nurses, I don’t care where they work. People grieve the loss of a uterus," ŝi diris. “It’s so important to me that nurses feel comfortable having at least basic conversations with their patients.”
Davis and Megan Lippe, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama, received the Dorothy Otto Research Award from the National League for Nursing to create a way to measure whether an undergraduate nursing curriculum makes a difference in students’ knowledge and perceived competency in palliative care.
They’ll start by defining the core constructs of palliative care education via a literature review, then convene a panel of experts to review and refine the list, and finally ask palliative care nurses and other professionals to weigh in. Poste, they’ll evaluate how to measure a nurse’s competency in those core concepts, Davis said.
There’s support in the profession and in nursing education for this work, ŝi aldonis.
“Things have really shifted in terms of having this be a core element of practice," ŝi diris. “I think people really do want that knowledge.”
Fonto: news.wsu.edu, by Addy Hatch
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