Now showing items 1-2 of 2
ELNEC- COVID-19 communication resource guide: An APRN telephone death notification to family tool
(End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), 2020)
Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are having to notify family members of patients with COVID-19 about the patient's death by telephone. This can be quite difficult if the APRN is not comfortable making the call. ...
Evaluation of COMFORT in Strengthening Family Communication Skills
The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a COMFORT communication strategy that combines a didactic and simulated experience to strengthen perceived confidence and competence of advance practice registered nurses communicating with families facing difficult decisions and situations. The project explored the impact of the COMFORT protocol as an intervention strategy to strengthen perceived confidence and competence in communicating with families in crisis at end of life using a pre-post design. There was no significant change in the COMFORT protocol’s ability to increase perceived confidence or competence levels. APRN participants positively indicated the COMFORT protocol as an effective strategy for guiding difficult discussion (M = 4.35, SD = 0.48) and an effective strategy for APRN communication at end of life (M = 4.4, SD = 0.6) using a five point Likert scale....