Teaching palliative care in undergraduate nursing education

Keywords: Palliative Care; Teaching; Nursing; Professional Training; Higher Education Institutions.


Objective: to identify the teaching of palliative care in undergraduate nursing education. Methods: scoping review in the following databases: Latin American and Caribbean Literature in Health Sciences, Nursing Database, Spanish Bibliographical Index in Health Sciences, Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, and Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online. Results: seventeen articles were included. The content on palliative care is present in education, mainly through elective courses, but also in compulsory subjects and through outreach projects. In developed countries, simulation, clinical immersion/experience and problem-based learning strategies are used. Conclusion: evidence of the presence of palliative care in education was identified, especially in elective subjects, whose approach takes place more often in the theoretical context allied to practical experiences.


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