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Evaluation of educational preparation for cancer and palliative care nursing for children and adolescents in England

Long, T, Hale, C, Sanderson, L, Tomlinson, P and Carr, K 2008, 'Evaluation of educational preparation for cancer and palliative care nursing for children and adolescents in England' , European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12 (1) , pp. 65-74.

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Abstract

This paper reports the findings of a study which was carried out to evaluate the educational preparation of cancer and palliative care nurses in England. The study was carried out in three stages and covered the following areas; documentary analysis of curriculae, assessment of practice, patients and professionals views of threshold and expert practice. The findings suggested that although there was widespread compliance with a national standard for cancer nursing, this was not the case for palliative care nursing. There was uncertainty about what should be assessed in practice and ambiguity about what was actually assessed. Partnership with children and their parents, clinical skills, multi-disciplinary working, and personal attributes were the main foci for expectations of threshold practice but an expert panel had difficulty in describing the attributes of higher level practice. The paper also describes how some of recommendations from the study are being taken forward in current policy and practice.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Oncology Nursing
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1462-3889
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 15:40
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/13940

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