Title

Evaluation of a nurse education workshop on children's grief

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgrad Medicine, WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care

RAS ID

2976

Comments

This article was originally published as: Kristjanson, L., Cousins, K., Macpherson, R., Dadd, G., & Watkins, R. (2005). Evaluation of a nurse education workshop on children’s grief. Contemporary nurse, 20(2), 193-200. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the development and evaluation of an educational program to increase the knowledge of hospice and paediatric nurses who support grieving children and improve their attitudes toward death and bereavement. The specific target groups for the project included nurses providing care through community-based hospice services and inpatient palliative care units, as well as nurses providing inpatient and community-based care at a children’s teaching hospital. Fifty-nine nurses from hospice, community and inpatient settings participated in three workshops. Results indicated that the workshop produced a sustained improvement in bereavement knowledge among the nurses and an improvement in their attitudes toward death and bereavement.

DOI

10.5172/conu.20.2.193

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.5172/conu.20.2.193