||Connaissance et pratique infirmière dans l’accompagnement des patients en fin de vie dans les services de médecine du centre national hospitalier et universitaire Hubert-K.-Maga de Cotonou (Bénin)
PRUDENCIO RDTK ,
AGBODANDE Anthelme ,
Azon-Kouanou1 Angèle ,
||Médecine palliative — Soins de support — Accompagnement — Éthique
||Introduction. — Palliative care is a new concept in the practice of the nursing in Benin. The
objectives of our work were to estimate the knowledge and to list the nursing practices regarding support of patients at the end of life.
Materials and methods. — This descriptive transverse study took place from 15/08 to
30/09/2014. It concerned all the nurses practicing in the department of medicine of the national
university hospital Hubert-K.-Maga in Cotonou.
Results. — A total of 28 nurses were investigated. Only eight knew the notion of end of life
(28,6%), among who seven had declared that the main needs were to relieve pain (87,5%).
Seventy-five percent declared they had never participated in supporting a patient at the end
Conclusion. — Support of patients at the end of life is underestimated by the nursing staff. The
needs for training of staff in this domain is thus necessary.
End of life;
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