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Preparing palliative home care nurses to act as facilitators for physicians learning : evaluation of a training programme
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Background: Palliative care requires a multidisciplinary care team. General practitioners often ask specialised palliative home care teams for support. Working with specialised nurses offers learning opportunities, also called workplace learning. This can be enhanced by the presence of a learning facilitator. Objectives: To describe the development and evaluation of a training programme for nurses in primary care. The programme aimed to prepare palliative home care team nurses to act as facilitators for general practitioners workplace learning. Design: A one-group post-test only design (quantitative) and semi-structured interviews (qualitative) were used. Methods: A multifaceted train-the-trainer programme was designed. Evaluation was done through assignments with individual feedback, summative assessment through videotaped encounters with simulation-physicians and individual interviews after a period of practice implementation. Results: A total of 35 nurses followed the programme. The overall satisfaction was high. Homework assignments interfered with the practice workload but showed to be fundamental in translating theory into practice. Median score on the summative assessment was 7 out of 14 with range 113. Interviews revealed some aspects of the training (e.g. incident analysis) to be too difficult for implementation or to be in conflict with personal preferences (focus on patient care instead of facilitating general practitioners learning). Conclusion: Training palliative home care team nurses as facilitator of general practitioners workplace learning is a feasible but complex intervention. Personal characteristics, interpersonal relationships and contextual variables have to be taken into account. Training expert palliative care nurses to facilitate general practitioners workplace learning requires careful and individualised mentoring.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Palliative medicine. - London
Publication
London : 2015
ISSN
0269-2163
Volume/pages
29:5(2015), p. 458-463
ISI
000353209000008
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 04.10.2017
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