2627282930313229 of 33
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Health Care Personnel’s Perspectives on Quality of Palliative Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study
Department of Social Sciences and Guidance, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Elverum, Norway.
Department of Nursing, Health and Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health, Welfare and Organization, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8296-7682
Department of Nursing, Health and Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health, Welfare and Organization, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4572-9439
Department of Nursing, Health and Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health, Welfare and Organization, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway; Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Science and Technology, Karlstad University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9608-336X
Show others and affiliations
2023 (English)In: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, ISSN 1178-2390, E-ISSN 1178-2390, Vol. 16, p. 2893-2903Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The provision of high-quality palliative care is challenging, especially during a pandemic like COVID-19. The latter entailed major consequences for health care systems and health care personnel (HCP) in both specialist and community health care services, in Norway and worldwide. The aim of this study was to explore how the HCP perceived the quality of palliative care in nursing homes, medical care units, and intensive care units during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: This study had a cross-sectional design. A total of 290 HCP from Norway participated in the study (RR = 25.8%) between October and December 2021. The questionnaire comprised items concerning respondents’ demographics and quality of care, the latter measured by the short form of the Quality from the Patient’s Perspective—Palliative Care instrument, adapted for HCP. The STROBE checklist was used.

Results: This study shows that the HCP scored subjective importance as higher in all dimensions, items and single items than their perception of the actual care received. This could indicate a need for improvement in all areas. Information about medication, opportunity to participate in decisions about medical and nursing care and continuity regarding receiving help from the same physician and nurse are examples of areas for improvement.

Conclusion: Study results indicate that HCP from nursing homes, medical care units, and intensive care units perceived that quality of palliative care provided was not in line with what they perceived to be important for the patient. This indicate that it was challenging to provide high-quality palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dove Medical Press, 2023. Vol. 16, p. 2893-2903
Keywords [en]
COVID-19 pandemic, Health care personnel perspective, Palliative care, Quality of care
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-10444DOI: 10.2147/jmdh.s419442OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-10444DiVA, id: diva2:1804997
Projects
The Palliative Quality Care Covid-19 multicenter study
Funder
Afa Trygghetsförsäkringsaktiebolag, DNR 200393The Research Council of Norway, 321741Available from: 2023-10-15 Created: 2023-10-15 Last updated: 2023-10-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(625 kB)30 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 625 kBChecksum SHA-512
621c621391b6b59ca9b2a5c28de0c78cdb7ab598d1cdf3eccd7e6877a4c233d6b016eb0fbe6741c6f65b08647a927109fbd03952bf2ee5664e8f8a0297dffbc1
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records

Österlind, Jane

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Grøndahl, Vigdis AbrahamsenHelgesen, Ann KarinBååth, CarinaÖsterlind, JaneSandsdalen, Tuva
By organisation
Palliative Research Centre, PRC
In the same journal
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Nursing

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 30 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 199 hits
2627282930313229 of 33
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf