Effect Of Palliative Care Training Program On Perceived Self-Efficacy And Stress Of Nurses

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Samah Ramadan Elrefaey, Fathyea Abdallah Shams Eldin, Shimaa Gomah Yousef, Shaimaa Mohamed Nageeb


Background Nurses play a significant role in palliative care as the only 24-hour caregivers in the health care system.

Aim  To study the impact of palliative care training programs on nurses' perceived self-efficacy and stress.

Design A quasi-experimental research design was used.

Methods The subjects enrolled in this research were 50 nurses working in the medical ward, surgical ward, and critical care units at Benha University Hospital.


The findings revealed that the related mean total self-efficacy scores at pre-and post-intervention were 26.79±8.37 and 37.50±7.63, respectively, with a significantly large difference at p-value <0.01. In addition, at pre-intervention, less than half and more than one third of the studied nurses had poor and moderate knowledge, respectively, regarding palliative care. While at post-intervention, two thirds of them had good knowledge. Additionally, more than one third of the studied nurses had severe stress pre-intervention, while two fifths had normal stress levels post-intervention.

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