Academic-Clinical Collaborations to Build Undergraduate Nursing Education in Hospice and Palliative Care

Zainab Toteh Osakwe, Jay R. Horton, Jane Ottah, Jill Eisner, Minne Atairu, Ana Stefancic

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

With the current shortage of hospice/palliative care (HPC) workforce, there is an urgent need to train a generation of nurses with clinical competency in HPC to ensure equitable access and optimal care for patients living with serious illness or at the end of life. The recent demand for HPC teaching in nursing education calls for innovation in establishing clinical placements. Palliative care nursing experts in New York State were surveyed between June and August 2022 about facilitators of academic-clinical partnerships between nursing schools and clinical settings. Inductive content analysis of open-ended responses revealed six major interconnected themes: (a) Increase Awareness of HPC in the Nursing Program, (b) Build a Relationship With Administrators, (c) Look Beyond Acute Care Partnerships, (d) Offer Incentives, (e) Develop Direct Care Experiential Opportunities, and (f) Develop Non-Direct Care Experiential Opportunities. Findings provide rich insights into key considerations for successful collaboration between nursing schools and clinical sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Academic-Clinical Collaborations to Build Undergraduate Nursing Education in Hospice and Palliative Care'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this