Perceptions of Nurses Towards the Establishment of Continuing Nursing Education Workshop on Person-Centred Approach to Care
Main Authors: Dr Angie Ng Kwee Sew
Co- authors: Qi Feng Lin
Dr Lim Lee Meng
Institution: Econ Healthcare Group
Objective of the study
To determine the feasibility and cost efficiency of developing and providing a continuing nursing education workshop that encompasses the concept of a person-centred approach to care in aged care facilities in Singapore.
This is a non-experimental descriptive study using a structured quantitative questionnaire to explore nurses (RNs, ENs, and Nursing Aides) knowledge, attitudes and professional practice in using a person-centred approach to care and to ascertain their interest in participating in a workshop on incorporating the person-centred approach to care and their daily professional practice. Two hundred and sixty – one (261) questionnaires were administered to registered nurses, enrolled nurses and Nursing Aides working in an aged care facility in Singapore. Of the 261 – questionnaire distributed 235 responses were returned.
Summary of results
The overall results indicated there were a significant level of knowledge of person-centred care approach among the three cohorts of nurses however, there were variations of the views held by participants about whether a person-centred approach to care contributes positively to the well -being of aged care clients. The data suggests a high level of interest for a workshop on person-centred approach to care.
The results from the study indicated that nurses are interested in undertaking workshops on a person-centred approach to care and such an approach can enhance their practice. Further study is recommended for nurses working in general and acute care facilities.