Trial document




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  DRKS00007716

Trial Description

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Title

Evaluation of a Palliative Care Training Program for Nurses - the ELNEC - Palliative Care Course Germany

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URL of the Trial

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Brief Summary in Lay Language

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national education initiative to improve palliative care structures in the US. The project provides nurses with training in palliative care so they can teach this essential information to nursing students and practicing nurses. The project begans in February 2000. To date, over 19,500 nurses and other healthcare professionals, representing all 50 US states, have received ELNEC training.
2011 ELNEC was translated into the German language and implemented in Germany too. The funding was provided by the Dr. Wilhelm Eitel-Foundation. Nurses who complete ELNEC courses become ELNEC-Trainers and are provided with a substantial teaching material to teach ELNEC content to colleagues and affiliated staff. The overall goal of the program is to enhance nursing education in the area of palliative care.
54 nurses and one doctor attended the first 6 courses. The ELNEC-Trainer completed surveys at 4 times (before the course, after the course and 6 and 12 month later). The evaluation was to explore the implementation of teaching palliative care within their working places, the barriers and the satisfaction from the participants with the ELNEC-courses.
This study evaluates the transfer of learning with guided interviews. The perspectives off the ELNEC-Trainers considered crucial for the program improvement.

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Brief Summary in Scientific Language

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national education initiative to improve palliative care structures in the US. The project provides nurses with training in palliative care so they can teach this essential information to nursing students and practicing nurses. The project begans in February 2000. To date, over 19,500 nurses and other healthcare professionals, representing all 50 US states, have received ELNEC training.
2011 ELNEC was translated into the German language and implemented in Germany too. The funding was provided by the Dr. Wilhelm Eitel-Foundation. Nurses who complete ELNEC courses become ELNEC-Trainers and are provided with a substantial teaching material to teach ELNEC content to colleagues and affiliated staff. The overall goal of the program is to enhance nursing education in the area of palliative care.
54 nurses and one doctor attended the first 6 courses. The ELNEC-Trainer completed surveys at 4 times (before the course, after the course and 6 and 12 month later). The evaluation was to explore the implementation of teaching palliative care within their working places, the barriers and the satisfaction from the participants with the ELNEC-courses.
This study evaluates the transfer of learning with guided interviews. The perspectives off the ELNEC-Trainers considered crucial for the program improvement.

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Do you plan to share individual participant data with other researchers?

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Organizational Data

  •   DRKS00007716
  •   2015/01/29
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  •   yes
  •   Approved
  •   585/14, Ethik-Kommission der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
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Health Condition or Problem studied

  •   Participant of the ELNEC - Palliative Care Course Germany
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Interventions/Observational Groups

  •   guided interviews with Participants from the ELNEC- Palliative Care Kurs Germany
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Characteristics

  •   Non-interventional
  •   Observational study
  •   Single arm study
  •   Open (masking not used)
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  •   Uncontrolled/Single arm
  •   Other
  •   Single (group)
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  •   N/A
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Primary Outcome

Perceptions and experience of ELNEC-Trainers
guided interviews
qualitative content analysis according to Mayring

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Secondary Outcome

factors which influence transfer of knowledge positive or negative
Guided Interviews
qualitative content analysis according to Mayring

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Countries of Recruitment

  •   Germany
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Locations of Recruitment

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Recruitment

  •   Actual
  •   2015/01/23
  •   10
  •   Multicenter trial
  •   National
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Inclusion Criteria

  •   Both, male and female
  •   20   Years
  •   65   Years
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Additional Inclusion Criteria

1) ELNEC-Trainer, who work in the akut care setting, home care or nursing and residential care homes
2) ELNEC-Trainer, who participate voluntary at narrative interviews

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Exclusion Criteria

ELNEC-Trainer, who refuse an interview
ELNEC-Trainer, whose senior refuse that the employee participate

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Addresses

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    • Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Klinik für Palliativmedizin
    • Ms.  Prof. Dr. med  Gerhild  Becker 
    • Robert-Koch-Str. 3
    • 79106  Freiburg
    • Germany
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    • Universitätsspital BaselPalliative Care Konsildienst
    • Ms.  Dipl. Pflegewissenschaftler  Silke  Walter 
    • Petersgraben 4
    • 4031  Basel
    • Switzerland
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    • Universitätsspital BaselPalliative Care Konsildienst
    • Ms.  Dipl. Pflegewissenschaftler  Silke  Walter 
    • Petersgraben 4
    • 4031  Basel
    • Switzerland
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Sources of Monetary or Material Support

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    • Ms.  Dipl. Pflegewissenschaftlerin  Silke  Walter 
    • Batzenbergstrasse 3b  79227 Schallstadt
    • Germany
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Status

  •   Recruiting ongoing
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