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Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude and practices towards palliative care in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan

Farzana Bibi, Samina Kausar, Hafiz Nazeer Hussain, Saima Kouser, Shaier Khan.

Abstract
Objective: To assess nursesí knowledge, attitudes and practices towards palliative care (PC).
Methodology: Cross-sectional descriptive design based on survey method was used to collect data from charge nurses serving in the oncology wards of four Tertiary Care Hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan.
Results: We found that 50% of the participants had adequate knowledge about PC. While, 75.2% of the nurses had positive attitudes towards PC, majority (86%) had substandard PC practices.
Conclusion: Although nurses attitude was positive toward PC, they did not possess ample knowledge and they were also deficient in standardized practice guidelines. Upgrading nursing education and PC training sessions are imperative for oncology nurses to deal with terminally ill patients.

Key words: Knowledge, Attitude, Practices, Palliative Care, Oncology Nurses.


 
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Bibi F, Kausar S, Hussain HN, Kouser S, Khan S. Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude and practices towards palliative care in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 66-70.


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Bibi F, Kausar S, Hussain HN, Kouser S, Khan S. Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude and practices towards palliative care in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=64585 [Access: March 28, 2020].


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Bibi F, Kausar S, Hussain HN, Kouser S, Khan S. Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude and practices towards palliative care in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 66-70.



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Bibi F, Kausar S, Hussain HN, Kouser S, Khan S. Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude and practices towards palliative care in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. (2020), [cited March 28, 2020]; 45(1): 66-70.



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Bibi, F., Kausar, . S., Hussain, . H. N., Kouser, . S. & Khan, . S. (2020) Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude and practices towards palliative care in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ, 45 (1), 66-70.



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Bibi, Farzana, Samina Kausar, Hafiz Nazeer Hussain, Saima Kouser, and Shaier Khan. 2020. Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude and practices towards palliative care in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (1), 66-70.



Chicago Style

Bibi, Farzana, Samina Kausar, Hafiz Nazeer Hussain, Saima Kouser, and Shaier Khan. "Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude and practices towards palliative care in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 66-70.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bibi, Farzana, Samina Kausar, Hafiz Nazeer Hussain, Saima Kouser, and Shaier Khan. "Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude and practices towards palliative care in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 45.1 (2020), 66-70. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Bibi, F., Kausar, . S., Hussain, . H. N., Kouser, . S. & Khan, . S. (2020) Oncology nurses knowledge, attitude and practices towards palliative care in tertiary care hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (1), 66-70.








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