T he palliative care network nurse programme was developed to educate and skill generalist nurses in the care of the dying pat ient wi thin the acute hospi tal set t ing. I t developed at the request of nurses who had been involved in the piloting of the Liverpool Care of the Dying Pathway. The programme consists of a monthly meeting that encompasses an educative component and networking opportunities. In a preliminary evaluation of the programme, a questionnaire was sent to the network nurses (response rate 80%, n=33). The nurses reported the programme to be beneficial in providing them with increased palliative care knowledge. Suppor t and networking oppor tuni t ies were also identified. This article discusses the programme, the evaluation findings and makes suggestions for further research
|Journal||International Journal of Palliative Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2004|
Jack, B., Gambles, M., Saltmarsh, P., Murphy, D., Hutchison, T., & Ellershaw, J. (2004). Enhancing hospital nurses knowledge of palliative care: a network nurse programme. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 10(10), 502-506.