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A Survey of Attitudes and Beliefs about Care, Compassion and Communities Networks in Palliative Care. A Preliminary Study for the Development of a Compassionate University

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New Health Foundation, 41014 Sevilla, Spain
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Welfare Department, Sanitas University Foundation, Bogota 111321, Colombia
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Academic Editor: Paolo Cotogni
Healthcare 2021, 9(8), 946; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9080946
Received: 19 June 2021 / Revised: 16 July 2021 / Accepted: 23 July 2021 / Published: 27 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Public Health Palliative Care and Public Palliative Care Education)
The aim of this study was to know the level of knowledge, sensitivities and training needs regarding care of people at the end of life in medicine, nursing and psychology students/academic and administration university personnel; and to identify skills to perceive and expressed values related to compassion it in their living environment. Method: a descriptive observational study was conducted among undergraduate medical, nursing and psychologist students, academic and administration personnel of the University of Bogotá in Colombia the survey was based on a web-based questionnaire (November 2019–April 2020). Levels of knowledge and sensitivities about care of people at the end of life, educational needs and compassion were assessed. Descriptive and comparative measures and statistical significance tests used, Student’s t and ANOVA (α = 0.05). Results: 465 people answered the survey; students (82.4%), academic (13.1%) and administration personnel (4.5%). 81.6% knew about palliative care concepts. 64.7% had not cared for other people with advanced or terminal illness. 44.7% talked about death without problems. The most evaluated training competences were humanity, dignity and compassion. Mean levels for compassion by Gilbert’s scale were 70.55 for self-compassion, 72.61 for compassion for others and 60.47 for compassion from others. Significant differences were found by age and gender in self-compassion values. Conclusions: the level of knowledge, sensitivities and training needs regarding care of people at the end of life in the University and the values related to compassion enables the development of Compassionate Universities. View Full-Text
Keywords: palliative care; Compassionate University; empathy; community networks; student health services; education palliative care; Compassionate University; empathy; community networks; student health services; education
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Librada Flores, S.; Roa Trujillo, S.H.; Torrejano Gonzálex, N.; García Buitrago, M.d.P.; Lucas Díaz, M.Á. A Survey of Attitudes and Beliefs about Care, Compassion and Communities Networks in Palliative Care. A Preliminary Study for the Development of a Compassionate University. Healthcare 2021, 9, 946. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9080946

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Librada Flores S, Roa Trujillo SH, Torrejano Gonzálex N, García Buitrago MdP, Lucas Díaz MÁ. A Survey of Attitudes and Beliefs about Care, Compassion and Communities Networks in Palliative Care. A Preliminary Study for the Development of a Compassionate University. Healthcare. 2021; 9(8):946. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9080946

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Librada Flores, Silvia, Sonia Herminia Roa Trujillo, Nurlian Torrejano Gonzálex, María del Pilar García Buitrago, and Miguel Ángel Lucas Díaz. 2021. "A Survey of Attitudes and Beliefs about Care, Compassion and Communities Networks in Palliative Care. A Preliminary Study for the Development of a Compassionate University" Healthcare 9, no. 8: 946. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9080946

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