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Nursing issues
Nursing staff needs leadership support to enable shared learning for team capacity in providing palliative care for persons with dementia at home or in nursing home
  1. Lillian Hung
  1. School of Nursing, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lillian Hung, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5, Canada; Lillian.Hung{at}ubc.ca

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Commentary on: Bolt et at. Nursing staff needs in providing palliative care for persons with dementia at home or in nursing home: A survey. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2020

Implications for practice and research

  • Staff members need protected time to practice team reflection and develop a habit of shared learning and support.

  • Leadership support can play an integral role in enabling palliative care teams to cultivate a positive environment for continuous team learning.

  • Future research should examine what builds team capacity and resilience in palliative care.

Context

Providing palliative care for persons with dementia is often challenging; staff members require advanced knowledge, skills and support. Standardised strategies are inadequate to guide nursing staff who care for people facing with complex and emotionally challenging processes. This study aimed to evaluate the types and forms of support nursing staff need in providing palliative care for persons …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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