JBM  Vol.6 No.8 , August 2018
Nursing Students’ Notions about Palliative Care Bogota D.C. 2016
Abstract: Training in palliative care is a necessity for health care systems. Nursing education should guarantee the development of basic skills in this field of health care. The objective of the study is to explore the notions about palliative care of a group of students from a nursing institute, in the light of the skills established by the Colombian Network of Education in Palliative Care. The method used is a qualitative one, using the analysis of narratives as a research tool in the classroom. The results allow us to infer that the students rely on notions about palliative care in some subject areas, without being able to consolidate an understanding that allows the integral intervention in people with palliative needs. It is necessary to reinforce the training process for symptom control, spirituality, and the organization of palliative care within the health care system.
Cite this paper: Cárdenas, M. , Escandón, V. and Ballesteros, R. (2018) Nursing Students’ Notions about Palliative Care Bogota D.C. 2016. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 6, 15-30. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2018.68002.

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