This article reports on a preliminary study of the experiences and perceptions of palliative care clinicians in developing capacity for effective, sustainable practice in their work with people who have refractory suffering. Members of a purposive sample of 17 clinicians (10 nurses, 5 doctors, and 2 allied health professionals) were either interviewed (13) or responded to an online questionnaire (4). The study's findings provide insight into these palliative care clinicians' experiences and their perceptions of the capabilities they require, effective learning methods for developing these capabilities, and the supports that can facilitate this capacity building.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Palliative Care|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|