Perceived professional support and the use of blocking behaviours by hospice nurses.

@article{Booth1996PerceivedPS,
  title={Perceived professional support and the use of blocking behaviours by hospice nurses.},
  author={Katie Booth and Patricia Maguire and Timothy Butterworth and Valerie F. Hillier},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          522-7
        }
}
A prospective study of the impact of training 41 hospice nurses in assessment skills was used to test hypotheses that blocking behaviours would be used more when patients disclosed feelings and used less when nurses perceived that they had satisfactory professional support. Each nurse was asked to assess a patient's current problems before and after feedback training and 8 months later. Audiotape recordings of these interviews were rated by trained raters. They determined the frequency of… CONTINUE READING
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