School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Change in Perceptions, Knowledge Deficit, Palliative Care, Providers, Readmissions
Critical Care Nursing | Geriatric Nursing | Nursing | Nursing Administration | Public Health and Community Nursing
Vance, Jordan, "Perceived Knowledge and Perceptions of Palliative Care among Advanced Practice Cardiac Providers" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1530.
Providers of healthcare have continued to focus on addressing patients’ chronic health outcomes. When understanding how to manage chronic disease, there remains many opportunities in facilitation of better management. With such a wide range of individuals who suffer with a chronic condition, better management to address this population is essential. Palliative care aids in accomplishing this task. It was seen that there was a lack of education in relation to palliative care, with perceptions that continued to be a barrier to the utilization of the service. Due to the lack in education, the strongest barrier to palliative care service utilization was the misunderstanding of the service. The project assessed an educational intervention provided to nurse practitioners and physician assistants that led to a change in knowledge and a change in perception of palliative care. The project developed understanding related to increasing palliative care knowledge and changing perceptions of advance practice cardiac providers.