A survey of commitment and compassion among nurses in residential aged care.

Jane L. Phillips, Patricia M Davidson, Richard Ollerton, Debra Jackson, Linda Kristjanson

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AIM: To assess the views and attitudes of aged care staff providing direct care towards palliative care and to identify their learning needs. DESIGN: Survey design using purposive sampling methods. FINDINGS: Nurses and care assistants (n=222) employed within nine residential aged care facilities in regional Australia completed the survey. The majority had received 'on the job training' and were committed to providing end-of-life care. Differences in the level of confidence to deal with patient/family interactions and manage complex palliative care scenarios were evident between nurses and care assistants (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-290
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Palliative Nursing
Volume13
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

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A survey of commitment and compassion among nurses in residential aged care. / Phillips, Jane L.; Davidson, Patricia M; Ollerton, Richard; Jackson, Debra; Kristjanson, Linda.

In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol. 13, No. 6, 06.2007, p. 282-290.

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Phillips, JL, Davidson, PM, Ollerton, R, Jackson, D & Kristjanson, L 2007, 'A survey of commitment and compassion among nurses in residential aged care.', International Journal of Palliative Nursing, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 282-290.
Phillips, Jane L. ; Davidson, Patricia M ; Ollerton, Richard ; Jackson, Debra ; Kristjanson, Linda. / A survey of commitment and compassion among nurses in residential aged care. In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 2007 ; Vol. 13, No. 6. pp. 282-290.
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