Journal article

Respiratory Nurses Have Positive Attitudes But Lack Confidence in Advance Care Planning for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Online Survey

Rebecca Disler, Yuxiu Cui, Tim Luckett, Doranne Donesky, Louis Irving, David C Currow, Natasha Smallwood

JOURNAL OF HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE NURSING | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2021

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive, life-limiting illness. Despite significant symptom burden, access to advance care planning (ACP) and palliative care are limited. Early initiation of ACP enables patients to articulate the values that underpin the decisions they would make if, in the future, they are unable to speak for themselves. Nurses constitute the majority of health care workforce and are well placed to initiate these discussions. This study explored knowledge, attitudes, and practice regarding ACP for patients with COPD among Australian and New Zealand respiratory nurses. A cross-sectional online survey tested knowledge about ACP and canvassed attitudes ab..

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