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An End-of-Life Communication Performance Rubric: Reliability Assessment.

  • Academic Journal
  • Journal of hospice and palliative nursing : JHPN : the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association [J Hosp Palliat Nurs] 2021 Oct 01; Vol. 23 (5), pp. 429-434.
  • English
  • Nurse educators still struggle with teaching and assessing end-of-life communication skills. Many resources are available to assist in teaching end-of-life communication, but few tools exist to assess performance learning outcomes. Behavior evaluation tools must be user-friendly and provide beneficial student feedback. Quality end-of-life patient care and nursing job satisfaction depend on skillful communication. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability of an end-of-life communication clinical simulation evaluation performance rubric. Moderate interrater consistency and agreement were found between 3 evaluators when assessing the same students. All simulation evaluators agreed that the performance rubric was user-friendly and provided rich feedback for students during simulation debriefing. The performance evaluation tool was moderately effective when evaluating end-of-life communication performance and appears as a worthy framework for other behavior evaluations.
    Competing Interests: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
    (Copyright © 2021 by The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. All rights reserved.)
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Publisher: Nursecom, Inc Country of Publication: United States NLM ID: 100887419 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1539-0705 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 15222179 NLM ISO Abbreviation: J Hosp Palliat Nurs Subsets: MEDLINE
Original Publication: Philadelphia, PA : Nursecom, Inc., c1999-
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Date Created: 20210529 Date Completed: 20211125 Latest Revision: 20211125