Korean J Hosp Palliat Care.  2016 Sep;19(3):240-248. 10.14475/kjhpc.2016.19.3.240.

Development of Audio-visual Aids of Death Education for Hospice Patients and Their Families

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Ajou University Hospital Palliative Care Ward, Suwon, Korea. mgfox@aumc.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
Patients and their caretakers need to understand various problems and requirements in the dying process so that they may prepare for death for the rest of their remaining life. Accordingly, a systematic audio-visual resource was developed to educate hospice patients and their families at the palliative care ward about the process of dying.
METHODS
For the development of an audio-visual resource, a initial education material was produced in the form of simple and accessible Power Point handouts based on literature study. Then, the program was completed through five rounds of a process, including expert advice, revision, update and evaluation.
RESULTS
The final version of the program was filmed with cooperation of the medical literature information division. Using the program, patients and families were educated through five phases over three sessions for a total 26 minutes and 34 seconds.
CONCLUSION
The significance of this study lies in the fact that it was conducted after the establishment of the palliative care ward, which made it easier for nurses provide the education. It is expected that the program may be used by hospice specialists as well as nurses as an education resource for hospice patients and their families.

Keyword

Hospices; Death; Education; Audio-visual aids

MeSH Terms

Audiovisual Aids*
Education*
Hospices*
Humans
Palliative Care
Specialization
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