Competency in End-of-Life Care among ENT – HNS Consultants and Residents: A Multi-Center Study

Authors

  • Arnelle Y. Quiambao Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Far Eastern University- Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
  • Flordelina E. Pio-Gulapan Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Far Eastern University- Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v23i2.725

Keywords:

end of life care, palliative care, terminal care

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the competency in end of life care of Ear, Nose, Throat – Head and Neck Surgery (ENT-HNS) consultants and residents using the domains of knowledge, skills and attitudes as measures of competency and to identify opportunities for improvement in end of life care education

 

Method:

Design:  Cross- sectional survey

Setting:  Five tertiary hospitals in Metro Manila

Subjects: 52 ENT-HNS consultants and residents

 

Results: The majority of the respondents scored low across the knowledge, attitude and skills domains. Majority the respondents (67%) were low in the knowledge domain. More than half of the respondents (58%) demonstrated negative attitudes towards end- of-life care while majority of the respondents (56%) had low skills scores. Similarly, more than half (67%) of the respondents showed low over-all competence in end of life care.

 

Conclusion: The majority of the respondents scored low across all three domains that were used to measure the competency in end of life care. These findings may suggest a need to strengthen the ENT- HNS practitioners’ education in end-of-life care.

 

Keywords: end of life care, palliative care, terminal care

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Published

2008-12-27

How to Cite

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Quiambao AY, Pio-Gulapan FE. Competency in End-of-Life Care among ENT – HNS Consultants and Residents: A Multi-Center Study. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2008 Dec. 27 [cited 2024 Apr. 13];23(2):5-13. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/725