Ms. Tanya MultaniAarambh Palliative Cancer Care Center, India
Title: Education on palliative care
Introduction: While Palliative care is only considered end-of-life care, not all nurses are trained in it and not all know about it. Hospice or palliative care means sensitive touch and safe keeping of patients diagnosed with life-limiting diseases or terminal diseases throughout the treatment. Experience can be a crucial part, yet palliative education- comes in as a critical-thinking teacher to women who are new to the nursing field. These psychological skills are put to the test when we compare the amount of expertise which is required in understanding the ‘immediate action’ they take through the acknowledgement of their cognitive abilities. Boosting experienced nurses with learning. Imbibe into their psyche and career intervention through educational syllabus and training, helps identify the mental fog a nurse may go through.
Methods: Take a ‘Cognitive Difficulty Scale’ test that compares Trained experienced nurses with non-trained experienced nurses. Designed by Prasad Psycho Institute, this test gives items that measure learning, decision-making, problem-solving etcetera within 40 item test that shows cognitive difficulties faced by trained and non-trained staff. The scale includes high, moderate, and low difficulty on the items.
Conclusion: This test battery will provide us with a deeper knowledge of how critical thinking and on-the-spot actions are enhanced with the education provided for palliative care. Nurses get an idea beforehand of how care should be provided; giving knowledge and training skills taught in the palliative care courses, helping them become mentally aided for any situation. Experience is a major factor of influence, but the study addresses the need for palliative education for better understanding, and care and to reduce anxiety faced, even if the nurse has extensive experience.
Keywords: palliative education, cognitive difficulty, anxiety, experience, training, critical thinking.