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What, how and from whom do health care professionals learn during collaboration in palliative home care: a cross-sectional study in primary palliative care.

Pype P, Peersman W, Wens J, Stes A, Van den Eynden B, Deveugele M - BMC Health Serv Res (2014)

Bottom Line: The professionals' discipline influences the content, the way of learning and who learns from whom.This study is the first to reveal what, how and from whom learning occurs during collaboration in palliative care.Training professionals in sharing expertise during practice and in detecting and adequately responding to others' learning needs, could optimize this way of learning.

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ABSTRACT

Background: Palliative care often requires inter-professional collaboration, offering opportunities to learn from each other. General practitioners often collaborate with specialized palliative home care teams. This study seeks to identify what, how and from whom health care professionals learn during this collaboration.

Methods: Cross-sectional survey in Belgium. All palliative home care teams were invited to participate. General practitioners (n = 267) and palliative care nurses (n = 73) filled in questionnaires.

Results: General practitioners (GPs) and palliative care nurses learned on all palliative care aspects. Different learning activities were used. Participants learned from all others involved in patient care. The professionals' discipline influences the content, the way of learning and who learns from whom. Multiple linear regression shows significant but limited association of gender with amount of learning by GPs (M < F; p = 0.042; Adj R2 = 0.07) and nurses (M > F; p = 0.019; Adj R2 = 0.01).

Conclusions: This study is the first to reveal what, how and from whom learning occurs during collaboration in palliative care. Training professionals in sharing expertise during practice and in detecting and adequately responding to others' learning needs, could optimize this way of learning.

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Features of learning during collaborative practice. a: Learning content by GPs and PHCT nurses (%). b: Which learning activities are used (%) by GPs and PHCT nurses. c: Who do GPs and PHCT nurses learn from.
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Fig1: Features of learning during collaborative practice. a: Learning content by GPs and PHCT nurses (%). b: Which learning activities are used (%) by GPs and PHCT nurses. c: Who do GPs and PHCT nurses learn from.

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What, how and from whom do health care professionals learn during collaboration in palliative home care: a cross-sectional study in primary palliative care.

Pype P, Peersman W, Wens J, Stes A, Van den Eynden B, Deveugele M - BMC Health Serv Res (2014)

Features of learning during collaborative practice. a: Learning content by GPs and PHCT nurses (%). b: Which learning activities are used (%) by GPs and PHCT nurses. c: Who do GPs and PHCT nurses learn from.
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Fig1: Features of learning during collaborative practice. a: Learning content by GPs and PHCT nurses (%). b: Which learning activities are used (%) by GPs and PHCT nurses. c: Who do GPs and PHCT nurses learn from.
Mentions: An overview is shown in Figure 1.Figure 1

Bottom Line: The professionals' discipline influences the content, the way of learning and who learns from whom.This study is the first to reveal what, how and from whom learning occurs during collaboration in palliative care.Training professionals in sharing expertise during practice and in detecting and adequately responding to others' learning needs, could optimize this way of learning.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Background: Palliative care often requires inter-professional collaboration, offering opportunities to learn from each other. General practitioners often collaborate with specialized palliative home care teams. This study seeks to identify what, how and from whom health care professionals learn during this collaboration.

Methods: Cross-sectional survey in Belgium. All palliative home care teams were invited to participate. General practitioners (n = 267) and palliative care nurses (n = 73) filled in questionnaires.

Results: General practitioners (GPs) and palliative care nurses learned on all palliative care aspects. Different learning activities were used. Participants learned from all others involved in patient care. The professionals' discipline influences the content, the way of learning and who learns from whom. Multiple linear regression shows significant but limited association of gender with amount of learning by GPs (M < F; p = 0.042; Adj R2 = 0.07) and nurses (M > F; p = 0.019; Adj R2 = 0.01).

Conclusions: This study is the first to reveal what, how and from whom learning occurs during collaboration in palliative care. Training professionals in sharing expertise during practice and in detecting and adequately responding to others' learning needs, could optimize this way of learning.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus