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dc.contributor.authorRanse, Kristen
dc.contributor.authorYates, Patsy
dc.contributor.authorCoyer, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-13T02:51:45Z
dc.date.available2018-11-13T02:51:45Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0309-2402
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jan.12576
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/381147
dc.description.abstractAim. To develop and psychometrically test a survey instrument to identify the factors influencing the provision of end-of-life care by critical care nurses. Background. Following a decision to withdraw life-sustaining treatment, critical care nurses remain with the patient and their family providing end-of-life care. Identification of factors influencing the provision of this care can give evidence to inform practice development and support nurses. Design. A cross-sectional survey of critical care nurses. Method. An online survey was developed, reviewed by an expert panel and pilot tested to obtain preliminary evidence of its reliability and validity. In May 2011, a convenience sample of critical care nurses (n = 392, response rate 25%) completed the survey. The analytical approach to data obtained from the 58 items measured on a Likert scale included exploratory factor analysis and descriptive statistics. Results. Exploratory factor analysis identified eight factors influencing the provision of end-of-life care: emotional support for nurses, palliative values, patient and family preferences, resources, organizational support, care planning, knowledge and preparedness. Internal consistency of each latent construct was deemed satisfactory. The results of descriptive statistics revealed a strong commitment to the inclusion of families in end-of-life care and the value of this care in the critical care setting. Conclusion. This paper reports preliminary evidence of the psychometric properties of a new survey instrument. The findings may inform practice development opportunities to support critical care nurses in the provision of endof-life care and improve the care that patients and their families receive.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley Online
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom697
dc.relation.ispartofpageto709
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume71
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleFactors influencing the provision of end-of-life care in critical care settings: Development and testing of a survey instrument
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorRanse, Kristen


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