Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
Professor Linda Kristjanson
Associate Professor Sue Nikoletti
Rural palliative care nurses (RPCNs) in Western Australia (WA) are a small population, who have embraced the specialist palliative care role since the first palliative care service in rural WA began in 1990. However, there are some challenges involved with being a specialist nurse in a generalist health care setting. fu particular, there is a suggestion in the literature that RPCNs may be professionally isolated, may be prone to burnout, and may therefore experience decreased job satisfaction and may consider leaving the palliative care field.
McConigley, R. (2004). Providing education and support for rural palliative care nurses in Western Australia: An intervention study. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1655