Background: In Israel, palliative care (PC) services are limited. This study assessed Israeli nurses perceived competencies and educational needs in providing PC. Design: Online administration of the End-of-Life Professional Caregiver Survey (EPCS). Setting/subjects: Oncology and PC nurses were identified through the Israel Ministry of Health and Oncology Nurses Society. Measurements: Demographic and practice data were analysed using analysis of variance tests to determine differences between nurse characteristics by EPCS domains. Results: The sample (n=105) was 94% female, had a mean age of 48 years (SD=10.5) and 83% were Jewish Israeli. Thirty-nine percent reported PC training in nursing school and 42% felt their workplace provided little to no PC education and resources to nurses. Those with advanced degrees and those who received post-graduate PC training had higher mean scores across EPCS domains (-rfpag<0.05 for all). Conclusions: Nursing education and workplace support in PC for Israeli nurses are limited. It is hoped that these findings may inform future PC nursing education and policy in Israel.
- Education l Israel
- Palliative care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing