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Korean J Hosp Palliat Care 2019; 22(3): 117-124
Palliative Care Competencies Required of Undergraduate Nursing Students in Korea
Korean Hospice Palliative Nursing Research Network, Hyun Sook Kim, R.N., Ph.D.*, Kyung Ah Kang, R.N., Ph.D., Sanghee Kim, R.N., Ph.D., Yejean Kim, R.N., Ph.D., Yang-Sook Yoo, R.N., Ph.D.§, Sujeong Yu, R.N., Ph.D., Myung-Nam Lee, R.N., Ph.D., Yun Jung, R.N., Ph.D.** and So-Hi Kwon, R.N., Ph.D.††
Korean Hospice Palliative Nursing Research Network, Departments of Nursing, *Korea National University of Transportation, Chungju, College of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Yonsei University, Seoul, §College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Sangji University, Wonju, Department of Nursing, Kangwon National University, Samcheok, **College of Nursing, Kyungdong University, Wonju, ††College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence to: So-Hi Kwon
College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, 680 Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu 41944, Korea
Tel: +82-53-420-4924
Fax: +82-53-421-2758
Received: August 28, 2019; Revised: August 28, 2019; Accepted: August 30, 2019; Published online: September 1, 2019.
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A resolution adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2014 stated that all nurses should be equipped with palliative care skills in order to integrate palliative care into a day-to-day healthcare system. This article introduces the palliative nursing competency that was developed for the Korean environment by the Korean Hospice Palliative Nursing Research Network based on its study of overseas cases where this competency and competency-based training were developed. This is the first step towards the development of competencybased palliative nursing education, and active efforts should be made to integrate this competency into the undergraduate nursing curriculum.
Keywords: Palliative care, Clinical competence, Education, medical, undergraduate, Nursing

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