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ISSN: 2637-6695

Lupine Online Journal of Nursing & Health care

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-6695)

Knowledge of the Nursing Team of Intensive Care Units on Palliative Care

Volume 2 - Issue 4

Josemar Batista*, Midiam de Freitas Oliveira, Larissa Marcondes, Marinete Esteves Franco, Bruna Tres and Bruna Eloise Lenhani

Received: January 17, 2020;   Published: January 27, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/LOJNHC.2020.02.000142

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Objective: To identify the knowledge of the nursing team about palliative care in Intensive Care Units of a private hospital in Brazil.

Method: Cross-sectional and quantitative performed in two Intensive Care Units, with application of an instrument validated to 79 professionals in September 2019. Questions with correct answers ≥ 90% represented satisfactory knowledge, between 70% and 89% moderate and ≤ 69% unsatisfactory.

Results: Among the professionals, 55.7% had moderate knowledge and 43% unsatisfactory knowledge. Professionals are unaware that palliative care should be based on principles and not protocols with prevalence of errors/were not able to answer 67.1%. Five questions scored satisfactorily, with emphasis on the issue “Reducing pain and human suffering are care addressed in palliative care” that obtained an index of 100% of correct answers.

Conclusion: The knowledge of nursing professionals about palliative care was considered moderate to unsatisfactory, requiring educational actions to progress the level of knowledge of the nursing team on the theme.

Keywords: Knowledge; Nursing; Palliative Care; Intensive Care Units

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