An evaluation of an educational intervention (physical assessment module), for the non medical work force to provide unscheduled services across the primary and secondary sector in one SHA

Scholes, Julie, Chellel, Annie, Scott-Smith, Wesley, Volante, Margaret, Coulter, Margaret and Colliety, Pat (2008) An evaluation of an educational intervention (physical assessment module), for the non medical work force to provide unscheduled services across the primary and secondary sector in one SHA. Project Report. University of Brighton, University of Surrey. .

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to establish how an educational intervention (the physical assessment module) enabled practitioners, drawn from the non medical workforce, to meet the modernising agenda of new ways of working, notably, to provide unscheduled care and to contribute to the transformation of chronic care provision in the acute care sector and Community.To gauge the impact of the physical assessment module on the evolution of competencies to fulfil the demands of new roles in practice a responsive evaluation model was used. Data were gathered from face to face interviews, analysis of relevant documents, and direct observation of working practises. Importantly the approach sought to report findings back into the communities from which these data have arisen to verify the findings but also to enrich and update issues in a rapidly changing context. Therefore, feedback via stakeholder conferences was a critical element in the process.Data were analysed using the constant comparative method. Data analysis ran concurrently with data collection and as emergent issues arose they were abstracted and the topics explored in subsequent interviews.Key findings are presented in three tiers: from theory to practice (learning physical assessment skills and techniques and applying these in practice; from policy to practice (tracking the way in which policy was transmitted from the central government through to organisations and how this impacted on the context in which the practitioners were required to use their skills; and finally from policy to users of the service (examining the evaluation of patients and their relatives about the services provided by nurses undertaking advanced physical assessment skills.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 10375
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Depositing User: Margaret Volante
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 11:22
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 08:39
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10375

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