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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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Major Paper

Abstract

Palliative care integrated with standard oncology care in cancer patients has been shown to provide a number of beneficial clinical outcomes. Despite the evidence, the utilization of palliative care in the oncology population continues to be inadequate. The purpose of this program development, quality improvement project was to improve nurses’ knowledge regarding palliative care and the benefits of its early implementation in the oncology population, as well as to improve their confidence regarding palliative care consultations to providers. An educational intervention was designed and a pre and posttest were utilized to determine the effect of the intervention. This program development, quality improvement project demonstrated that the implementation of nursing education regarding palliative care within the oncology population increased nurses’ knowledge in palliative care, specific to the oncology population, as well as confidence in recommending appropriate palliative care consultations to providers.

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