Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg
Department of Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nurs Care
Palliative care is included in education for nurses in Sweden. However, the training content varies at the universities. A lack of preparation among newly graduated nurses regarding dying and death could lead to anxiety, stress and burnout. A qualitative descriptive study was carried out to improve knowledge regarding end-of-life situations. The aim of the study was to describe nurses├ó┬?┬?experiences (>two years) of caring patients in surgical wards. The results shows that nurses were personally affected and felt unprepared to face dying patients due to a lack of knowledge about the field of palliative care. Their experiences could be described as processes of transition from theory to practice by trial and error. Supervision is a valuable tool for bringing the gap between theory and practice during the transition from novice to expert.
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