Measuring the 'Value-Added' Effect of a Community-Based Education Programme in Palliative Care

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151645
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Presentation
Title:
Measuring the 'Value-Added' Effect of a Community-Based Education Programme in Palliative Care
Abstract:
Measuring the 'Value-Added' Effect of a Community-Based Education Programme in Palliative Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Dunn, Virginia W., MSc, BSc, RGN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Bradford
Title:Lecturer & Project Manager for DOH Yorkshire Cancer Network District Nurse Education Project
Co-Authors:Annie E. Topping, PhD, BSc, RGN
Background: A partnership project under the auspices of the UK Department of Health and Yorkshire Cancer Network was devised to deliver a structured educational programme based on 2 palliative care pathways currently used in the UK: the Liverpool Integrated Care Pathway for the Last 48 Hours of Life (Ellershaw & Wilkinson, 2003); and the Gold Standards for Quality Palliative Care in the Community (Thomas, 2003). This 3-year rolling programme began in May 2002 and involves 2 educational facilitators working closely with 17 local community health service providers to plan and deliver a programme based on the 2 pathways yet tailored for their organisation. Objective: To evaluate the effect of a community-based educational programme on palliative care services by exploring the effect on palliative care provision, the individual practitioner and the specialist palliative care services and service providers as organizations. Variables needing to be studied and methods developed for their evaluation: 1. palliative care delivered to dying people in the community 2. individual community nurse practitioner’s perception of competence in palliative care; 3. interaction between the generalist nurse and palliative care nurse specialists; and 4. palliative care priorities and plans of the community health organizations. Design: A multi-method approach was developed to address the objectives. Working with stakeholders, community nurse participants, the project management group and involved researchers, feasible operationalization of the variables was accomplished to demonstrate the effect and ‘value-added’ of the educational programme. Implications: The ability to demonstrate the link between delivered education and important outcomes is often difficult and inconclusive. This poster will discuss the process of developing these outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeasuring the 'Value-Added' Effect of a Community-Based Education Programme in Palliative Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151645-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Measuring the 'Value-Added' Effect of a Community-Based Education Programme in Palliative Care</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dunn, Virginia W., MSc, BSc, RGN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Bradford</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer &amp; Project Manager for DOH Yorkshire Cancer Network District Nurse Education Project</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">V.W.Dunn@bradford.ac.uk</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Annie E. Topping, PhD, BSc, RGN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: A partnership project under the auspices of the UK Department of Health and Yorkshire Cancer Network was devised to deliver a structured educational programme based on 2 palliative care pathways currently used in the UK: the Liverpool Integrated Care Pathway for the Last 48 Hours of Life (Ellershaw &amp; Wilkinson, 2003); and the Gold Standards for Quality Palliative Care in the Community (Thomas, 2003). This 3-year rolling programme began in May 2002 and involves 2 educational facilitators working closely with 17 local community health service providers to plan and deliver a programme based on the 2 pathways yet tailored for their organisation. Objective: To evaluate the effect of a community-based educational programme on palliative care services by exploring the effect on palliative care provision, the individual practitioner and the specialist palliative care services and service providers as organizations. Variables needing to be studied and methods developed for their evaluation: 1. palliative care delivered to dying people in the community 2. individual community nurse practitioner&rsquo;s perception of competence in palliative care; 3. interaction between the generalist nurse and palliative care nurse specialists; and 4. palliative care priorities and plans of the community health organizations. Design: A multi-method approach was developed to address the objectives. Working with stakeholders, community nurse participants, the project management group and involved researchers, feasible operationalization of the variables was accomplished to demonstrate the effect and &lsquo;value-added&rsquo; of the educational programme. Implications: The ability to demonstrate the link between delivered education and important outcomes is often difficult and inconclusive. This poster will discuss the process of developing these outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:08:59Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:08:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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