End of Life Care Survey (EOLCS)

Author of Tool: 

Ferrell, B. R., Virani, R., & Grant, M.

Key references: 

Ferrell, B. R., Virani, R., & Grant, M. (1999). Analysis of end-of-life content in nursing textbooks. Oncology Nursing Forum, 26(5), 869–876.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The End of Life Clinical Nurse Survey (EOLCS) is a 30-item survey. Its purpose is to measure nurses’ attitudes towards, and confidence in, their palliative care skills, their education in this regard, and their relevant demographics.

Background: 

Quality palliative care is important in ensuring the wellbeing of those suffering with terminal illness. Without sufficient training nurses will struggle to meet the many tough demands of being a palliative caregiver. The End of Life Care Survey (EOLCS) for Nurses is therefore a useful tool for evaluating nurse’s regard for the specific training they receive in this area.

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Files: 

PDF iconEnd of Life Care Survey (EOLCS)

Web link to tool: 

City of Hope Pain & Palliative Care Resource Center

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.334