Previous research indicates that nurses feel they have not had adequate training to prepare them for caring for a dying patient and their family. As the demand for nurses continues to grow, and the population continues to age, caring for dying patients will become a more significant stressor. The stress of the situation, combined with the lack of adequate training contributes to nurse burnout during a time when retaining nurses is vital to our medical care system. Therefore, this study is an effort to learn not only how nurses feel about their end-of-life training, but also to explore what they would change. Results indicate that nurses feel they have inadequate training about death and dying and offer two suggestions for training: incorporating experience and incorporating communication training.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Communication in Healthcare|
|State||Published - 2013|