A qualitative study exploring nursing home nurses’ experiences of training in person centred dementia care on burnout

Smythe, Analisa and Jenkins, Catharine and Galant-Miecznikowska, Magdalena and Dyer, Jane and Downs, Murna and Bentham, Peter and Oyebode, Jan (2020) A qualitative study exploring nursing home nurses’ experiences of training in person centred dementia care on burnout. Nurse Education in Practice, 44. ISSN 1471-5953

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This study aimed to explore experiences of a training and supervision intervention for nurses in nursing homes. This paper reports on the qualitative findings of a larger mixed-methods study. Few studies have explored reactions to training on burnout in nurses working in nursing homes and whether outcomes are sustained. The training consisted of a combination of classroom-based and workplace training, which involved the trainer working alongside the nurses. Interviews were carried out in 2015, exploring how the nurses implemented the knowledge and skills they had been taught and whether burnout was affected by the training intervention. Interviews were conducted with eight nurses who received training followed by supervision (T+S) and five nurses who received training only (TO). The interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim and analysed using Template Analysis. Findings are presented under three themes: Experiences of Burnout, Reactions to Training and Experiences of Supervision. The findings indicated the training and supervision interventions empowered nurses to change their practice. Active learning strategies and a person-centred approach to learning empowered the nurses, while clinical supervision aided implementation and adjustment of strategies, leading to an increased sense of job control and job satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102745
21 February 2020Accepted
22 February 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing, burnout, dementia care, education, training
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR)
Depositing User: Catharine Jenkins
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 12:32
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 17:15
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8953

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