Enhancing hospital nurses knowledge of palliative care: a network nurse programme

B. Jack, M. Gambles, P. Saltmarsh, D. Murphy, T. Hutchison, J. Ellershaw

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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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-506
JournalInternational Journal of Palliative Nursing
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


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