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Title: Physicians' and Nurses' Knowledge in Palliative Care: Multidimensional Regression Models.
Authors: Martín-Martín, Jaime
López-García, Mónica
Medina-Abellán, María Dolores
Beltrán-Aroca, Cristina María
Martín-de-Las-Heras, Stella
Rubio, Leticia
Pérez-Cárceles, María Dolores
Keywords: Palliative Care Knowledge Test Spanish Version (PCKT-SV);education;knowledge;legal medicine;nurse;palliative care;physician
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Clinical Competence
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Palliative Care
Surveys and Questionnaires
Issue Date: 10-May-2021
Abstract: The increase in life expectancy has led to a growth in the number of people in need of palliative care. Health professionals must possess appropriate knowledge and skills. This study aimed to assess knowledge in palliative care through the Palliative Care Knowledge Test Spanish Version (PCKT-SV)®. A cross-sectional analytical study was conducted in 40 primary care health services. A total of 600 PCKT-SV questionnaires were distributed among health professionals; 561 of them (226 nurses and 335 physicians) were properly filled up. Sociodemographic information, education, and work experience were also recorded. A total of 34.41% of the nurses and 67.40% of the physicians showed good or excellent knowledge of palliative care. Physicians' scores for pain, dyspnea, and psychiatric disorders were higher than those of the nurses. Nurses scored significantly better in philosophy. Professionals with continuous training in palliative care showed a higher level of knowledge. Age and work experience of physicians and undergraduate training in nurses had significant weight in knowledge. Developing continuous training and enhancing undergraduate training in palliative care will lead to improved patient care at the end of life.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.3390/ijerph18095031
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