Development of Educational Program for Hospice Smart Patient Service Provider

호스피스 스마트 환자 서비스 제공자를 위한 교육과정 개발

  • Park, Chai-Soon (Department of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Yoo, Yang-Sook (Department of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Park, Hyun-Jeong (Department of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Choi, Dong-Won (Research Institute for Hospice/Palliative Care, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Choe, Sang-Ok (Hospice Center, The Catholic University of Korea, Kangnam St Mary's Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Seong-Eun (Department of Nursing, the Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Kim, Hyo-Jung (Institute for Hospice/Palliative Care, The Catholic University of Korea)
  • 박재순 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 유양숙 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 박현정 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 최동원 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학 호스피스연구소) ;
  • 최상옥 (강남성모병원 호스피스센터) ;
  • 김성은 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 김효정 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학 호스피스연구소)
  • Received : 2009.01.18
  • Accepted : 2009.02.12
  • Published : 2009.02.28


Purpose: The purpose of the study was to develop an educational program reflecting the educational needs of Hospice Smart Patient service providers. Method: The description, goal, curriculum, method, and process evaluation of the educational program were constructed based on Modified Tyler-type Ends-Means Model followed by the analysis of current curriculum and needs of service providers. Results: The curriculum was constructed based on hospice volunteer program currently offered in Korea and the recommendations of hospice service volunteers and experts. A total of 90 hr was required to complete the curriculum that was composed of 'Introduction to cancer', 'Treatment and treatment complications of cancer', 'Post-treatment nutritional care', 'Helpful information', 'Introduction to hospice and palliative care', 'Comprehension of life and death', 'Holistic hospice and palliative care', 'How to communicate as a smart patient', 'Hospice and ethics', 'Pediatric hospice', 'Bereavement management', and 'Clinical practicum'. Conclusion: It is necessary to implement the developed educational program and evaluate its effectiveness, as well as making the service available to a greater number of cancer patients.


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