Hopeful thinking and level of comfort regarding providing pediatric palliative care: a survey of hospital nurses.

@article{Feudtner2007HopefulTA,
  title={Hopeful thinking and level of comfort regarding providing pediatric palliative care: a survey of hospital nurses.},
  author={Chris Feudtner and Gina Santucci and James A Feinstein and Cyndy R Snyder and Mary T. Rourke and Tammy I Kang},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={119 1},
  pages={e186-92}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this work was to test the hypothesis that individual nurses' level of hope is associated with greater self-reported comfort and competence in providing palliative care. METHODS We conducted a Web-based cross-sectional survey at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a large referral hospital, during the spring of 2005 with all of the employed nurses. The response rate was 44% (410 of 932 eligible nurses). The questions were adapted from published studies or written… CONTINUE READING

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