The efficacy of educational interventions on neonatal intensive care unit nurses knowledge and attitude toward neonatal palliative care
Sawsan Abuhammad 1 * , Marah Elayyan 1 , Mohanad El-Bashir 1
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1 Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, JORDAN* Corresponding Author


Aim: The objective of this study is examining the impact of an educational interventions in improving knowledge and attitudes towards neonatal palliative care (NPC)among nurses in Jordan.
Method: A pre-post-test design was used to examine the efficacy of an educational program nurses’ knowledge and attitude toward NPC. Almost 164 nurses participated in the study, 82 intervention groups and 82 control groups.
Results: The overall NPC mean knowledge score for the control group was 30.60 (SD=4.01) and for the intervention group was 73.85 (SD=5.78). The control group’s mean attitude for the NPC score is 88.94 (SD=14.45), whereas the intervention group’s is 82.13 (SD=10.59). There was also a substantial favorable effect of education program on nurses’ knowledge and attitude regarding NPC. Furthermore, there was no influence of characteristics on nurses’ knowledge and attitude regarding NPC.
Conclusion: Depending on the findings of this study, the NPC educational program is beneficial in improving nurse knowledge and attitudes for NPC services, as well as providing an effective educational program for nurses. With the rising demand for NPC services with chronic critical illnesses and the documented good impact of NPC services on neonates in need and their families, it became imperative to improve the nurse’s knowledge and attitude toward NPC.


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Article Type: Original Article

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2023, Volume 20, Issue 3, Article No: em464

Publication date: 01 May 2023

Online publication date: 28 Jan 2023

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