Evaluation of a nurse education workshop on children's grief
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine / WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care
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.