A survey on the training needs of caregivers in five European countries

PAVLIDIS, George, DOWNS, Carolyn, KALINOWSKI, Bartek, ZWIATEK-BARYLSKA, Ilona, LAZURAS, Lambros, YPSILANTI, Antonia and TSATALI, Marianna (2020). A survey on the training needs of caregivers in five European countries. Journal Of Nursing Management.

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Aim This survey explored caregivers’ perceived training needs in 5 European countries (United Kingdom, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland and Italy). Background Training can enhance the professional capacity of caregivers, however, caregivers’ training needs within Europe has not been examined recently. Methods A survey conducted in 2015 captured data from 550 caregivers using a convenience sampling strategy, through a structured questionnaire and additional open‐ended items and by conducting statistical and content analysis. Results The results indicated basic nursing skills and specialization, as well as training in psychology‐related skills like time management, emotion regulation, communication, and advanced health care systems as the emerging training needs There were some country differences in specific training needs areas. Conclusions It was concluded that training in basic nursing skills and specialization in nursing specific conditions, in advanced health care systems, as well as in psychology‐related skills could add to the professional capacity of European caregivers employed in health and social care. Implications for Nursing Management The findings inform about employed caregivers’ training needs in Europe, which may contribute in the provision of quality care and organizational efficiency in health and social care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1110 Nursing; Nursing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12940
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2020 13:22
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 17:15
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25609

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