Students, Severe Illness, and Palliative Care: Results From a Pilot Study on a School-Based Intervention

M. Beccaro, G. Gollo, S. Ceccon, M. Giordano, E. Salvini, S. Vignali, M. Costantini, Silvia Di Leo

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Abstract

This study was aimed at piloting a school-based intervention on severe illness, within a project focused on spreading knowledge of palliative care among high school students (phases 0-2 Medical Research Council Framework). The intervention entailed the screening of a topic-related movie, 2 classroom meetings, and the development of a class-based multimedia production. Five classes from 5 high schools participated in this study, and a before–after evaluation was used to assess intervention feasibility and impact. Valid questionnaires were filled in by 84% (before) and 79% (after) of the 89 students. Concerning students’ knowledge on palliative care, the after evaluation showed a significantly higher paired proportions of students reporting on “improving patient quality of life” and “life-threatening illness.” Intervention components were deemed helpful by students, and positive feedback on the experience was given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-724
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Volume32
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015

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Keywords

  • feasibility
  • high school students
  • MRC Framework
  • palliative care knowledge
  • public education
  • school-based intervention

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Students, Severe Illness, and Palliative Care : Results From a Pilot Study on a School-Based Intervention. / Beccaro, M.; Gollo, G.; Ceccon, S.; Giordano, M.; Salvini, E.; Vignali, S.; Costantini, M.; Di Leo, Silvia.

In: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Vol. 32, No. 7, 01.11.2015, p. 715-724.

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Beccaro, M. ; Gollo, G. ; Ceccon, S. ; Giordano, M. ; Salvini, E. ; Vignali, S. ; Costantini, M. ; Di Leo, Silvia. / Students, Severe Illness, and Palliative Care : Results From a Pilot Study on a School-Based Intervention. In: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 32, No. 7. pp. 715-724.
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