What indicators are measured by tools designed to address palliative care competence among ‘generalist’ palliative care providers? A critical literature review

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dc.contributor.author Frey, Rosemary en
dc.contributor.author Gott, M en
dc.contributor.author Banfield, R en
dc.contributor.editor Davis, M en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-20T23:38:04Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-05 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/11549 en
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Background There is growing evidence that generalists may lack skills and knowledge in palliative care provision. This has led to consideration of what the core competencies for palliative care provision among generalists should be. Aim The objective of this review was to present the best available evidence related to indicators of competence in palliative care provision. Method A systematic review of both qualitative and quantitative literature was undertaken. Medline, Medline in Progress, PubMed and CINAHL databases with additional hand searches of Journal of Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine, and the International Journal of Palliative Nursing were undertaken for the period 1990‐2010. Hawker et al.'s checklist was utilized to select and assess data. Results Nineteen of the 1361 articles met the inclusion criteria. The reviewed articles suggest a number of indicators of palliative care competence including: medical knowledge/skills, perceptions of knowledge/skills, confidence in palliative care skills, attitudes/opinions towards palliative care, and experience in palliative care delivery. None of the reviewed research provided definitive evidence as to which indicators best reflect competency to practice. Conclusion Multiple approaches, combined in a strategy of triangulation, must be incorporated in any appraisal in order to successfully measure palliative care competence. en
dc.publisher Maney Publishing en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Progress in Palliative Care, en
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dc.title What indicators are measured by tools designed to address palliative care competence among ‘generalist’ palliative care providers? A critical literature review en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1179/1743291X11Y.0000000003 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 114 en
pubs.volume 19 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Maney Publishing en
pubs.end-page 124 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 236762 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Nursing en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-11-02 en

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