Emergency Nurses’ Competency in the Provision of Palliative Care and Related Factors อาจารย์ธีระชล สาตสิน

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ลักษณะผลงาน : วิจัยเชิงพรรณา    

สาขางานวิจัย : วิทยาศาสตร์สุขภาพ   

ช่วงเวลาที่ทำวิจัย : 01/11/2559 - 31/07/2560

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Emergency Nurses’ Competency in the Provision of Palliative Care and Related Factors

       Theerachol Satsin1*   Yaowarat Matchim2   Borwarnluck Thongthawee2

                                                                                                   1Master Student, Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

                                                                                            2Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

                                                                                                             3Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

                                                                                                                                             *Corresponding author: theerachol.satsin@gmail.com

Abstract Based on a record, 21.8% of patients presenting at the emergency room (ER) were end-of-life patients, promoting a peaceful death at ERs is challenging. This study aimed to examine the level of ER nurses’ competency in the provision of palliative care and to examine the relationships between ER nurses’ competency in the provision of palliative care and related factors. Data were collected from 169 registered nurses working in ERs at 9 hospitals in Bangkok. Instruments used in this study included a demographic data form, the Palliative Care Quiz for Nurse (PCQN) and the Emergency Nurses’ Competency in Provision Palliative Care (ENCPPC). The PCQN and the ENCPPC were examined by 3 experts and were revised based on their suggestions. The reliability was tested with 30 ER nurses. The PCQN and the ENCPPC yielded Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0.85, 0.95, respectively. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze demographic data and level of competency. Pearson’s product moment correlation and Spearman’s rank correlation were used to analyze the relationships between ER nurses’ competency in the provision of palliative care and related factors. The majority of ER nurses (69.2%) had a moderate level for overall competency in the provision of palliative care whereas 18.3% of ER nurses had a low level of competency in communication. Palliative care knowledge had a mild positive relationship with ER nurses’ competency in the provision of palliative care (r= .174, p< .05). Although ER nurses have a moderate level of competency in the provision of palliative care, some palliative care knowledge particularly in spiritual care and communication are required. Strategies in enhancing the patient’s peaceful death in ERs is still challenging for ER nurses.

Keywords: competency, emergency nurse, palliative care knowledge