In-service training to enhance the competence of health and social care professionals: A document analysis of web-based training reports
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CitationKallio, Hanna. Voutilainen, Ari. Viinamäki, Leena. Kangasniemi, Mari. (2020). In-service training to enhance the competence of health and social care professionals: A document analysis of web-based training reports. Nurse education today, 92, 104493. 10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104493.
To identify and describe what professional competencies have been addressed by in-service training for health and social care professionals and what kind of teaching and evaluation methods have been used.
Cross-sectional descriptive study.
A document analysis design was used to explore 7817 in-service training project documents relating to 203 projects carried out from 2002 to 2020. The project data were obtained from the websites run by the relevant health and social care organizations.
The most frequent competencies that were addressed were health promotion and clinical skills (17%), preventing social problems (16%) and promoting the wellbeing of children and families (15%) and older adults (14%). The main target groups were general health and social care professionals (19%). A total of 222 training interventions were used by the 203 projects and the most frequently used methods were conventional classroom education (56%), followed by coaching and orientation (12%) and theme days (9%). Only 38% of the projects measured the effects of the training and the main method was collecting feedback from participants. We also found that collaboration between projects was necessary to ensure that training was not duplicated and transparent reporting played a central role in that process.
In order to achieve successful in-service training for health and social care professionals, projects needed to recognize topical competence needs and provide the most appropriate training methods. Collaboration and transparent reporting helped to avoid duplication in training.
Subjectsin-service training competencies document analysis health and social care integrated care professionals
Link to the original itemhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104493
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