Nurses' knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care: a cross-sectional study in five countries

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dc.contributor.author Coffey, Alice
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Geraldine
dc.contributor.author Weathers, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Friedman, M. Isabel
dc.contributor.author Gallo, Katherine
dc.contributor.author Ehrenfeld, Mally
dc.contributor.author Chan, Sophia
dc.contributor.author Li, William H. C.
dc.contributor.author Poletti, Piera
dc.contributor.author Zanotti, Renzo
dc.contributor.author Molloy, D. William
dc.contributor.author McGlade, Ciara
dc.contributor.author Fitzpatrick, Joyce J.
dc.contributor.author Itzhaki, Michal
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-05T14:11:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-05T14:11:46Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-28
dc.identifier.citation Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Weathers, E., Friedman, M. I., Gallo, K., Ehrenfeld, M., Chan, S., Li, W. H. C., Poletti, P., ZanottI, R., Molloy, D. W., McGlade, C., Fitzpatrick, J. J. and Itzhaki, M. (2016) ‘Nurses' knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care: a cross-sectional study in five countries’, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 22(3), pp. 247-257. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12417 en
dc.identifier.volume 22 en
dc.identifier.issued 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 247 en
dc.identifier.endpage 257 en
dc.identifier.issn 1322-7114
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3159
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/ijn.12417
dc.description.abstract Nurses' knowledge regarding advance directives may affect their administration and completion in end-of-life care. Confidence among nurses is a barrier to the provision of quality end-of-life care. This study investigated nurses' knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care, in Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy and the USA using a cross-sectional descriptive design (n = 1089). In all countries, older nurses and those who had more professional experience felt more confident managing patients' symptoms at end-of-life and more comfortable stopping preventive medications at end-of-life. Nurses in the USA reported that they have more knowledge and experience of advance directives compared with other countries. In addition, they reported the highest levels of confidence and comfort in dealing with end-of-life care. Although legislation for advance directives does not yet exist in Ireland, nurses reported high levels of confidence in end-of-life care. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.rights © 2016 The Authors International Journal of Nursing Practice Published by Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ en
dc.subject Advance directives en
dc.subject Confidence en
dc.subject End-of-life en
dc.subject Knowledge en
dc.subject Nursing en
dc.title Nurses' knowledge of advance directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care: a cross-sectional study in five countries en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Alice Coffey, Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, +353-21-490-3000 Email a.coffey@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Nursing Practice en
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© 2016 The Authors International Journal of Nursing Practice Published by Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2016 The Authors International Journal of Nursing Practice Published by Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
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