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Emily WolffFollow

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22-3-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

22-3-2019 11:30 AM

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Background: Professional nurses spend more time with patients who are dying than any other health care professional. However, studies show that nurses feel unprepared, or unequipped, to provide adequate end-of-life (EOL) care to these patients, which has directed many organizations to dedicate resources to the development of effective EOL care education programs. The most effective and efficient method for EOL care education delivery is yet to be determined.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to examine the existing research regarding the efficacies of online and traditional EOL care education methods for professional nurses because the reported benefits of both delivery methods lack adequate comparison. The resulting comparative analysis serves to guide the development and delivery of future EOL care education practices for professional nurses.

Methods: Whittemore and Knafl’s five-step integrative method guides the organization and analysis of the data in this literature review.

Conclusion: This integrative literature review synthesizes relevant data to determine whether traditional EOL care education methods improve nurses’ clinical and professional competence compared to online EOL care education methods.

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Mar 22nd, 10:00 AM Mar 22nd, 11:30 AM

Online Versus Traditional End-of-Life Care Education in Nursing: An Integrative Literature Review

Abstract

Background: Professional nurses spend more time with patients who are dying than any other health care professional. However, studies show that nurses feel unprepared, or unequipped, to provide adequate end-of-life (EOL) care to these patients, which has directed many organizations to dedicate resources to the development of effective EOL care education programs. The most effective and efficient method for EOL care education delivery is yet to be determined.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to examine the existing research regarding the efficacies of online and traditional EOL care education methods for professional nurses because the reported benefits of both delivery methods lack adequate comparison. The resulting comparative analysis serves to guide the development and delivery of future EOL care education practices for professional nurses.

Methods: Whittemore and Knafl’s five-step integrative method guides the organization and analysis of the data in this literature review.

Conclusion: This integrative literature review synthesizes relevant data to determine whether traditional EOL care education methods improve nurses’ clinical and professional competence compared to online EOL care education methods.