An evaluation of education programmes for health professionals caring for teenagers and young people with cancer

  It is recognised that teenagers and young people with cancer (and their families) require specialist expert care from allied health professionals (AHPs) (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2005) however, the training provision that is currently available for the AHPs is not harmonised across the country resulting in an imbalanced and inconsistent care approach. Building on the existing platform of eLearning resources, this feasibility project will support the formation of patient centred education modules at pre and post graduate level.
The study will address some of the key gaps in knowledge surrounding educational issues in relation to teenagers and young people with cancer in Scotland; for example, how to improve the outcomes for this patient group, how to ensure high quality
evidence based patient care is delivered and how to ensure all AHPs are delivering care that is fit-for-purpose (Scottish Government 2016).
This proposed project is an extension to a body of work already underway. The first stage of work (Phase 1) is focusing on the design and development of an open eLearning course based upon government policy, evidence based practice and research). The aim of this project, Phase 2, will be to:
 Conduct a national evaluation of education and needs for AHPs and service users;
 Development of patient centred education modules at pre and post graduate level.
A mixed methodology approach will be used.

  • Start Date:

    1 September 2016

  • End Date:

    31 October 2017

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    The Melville Trust for Cure and Care of Cancer

  • Value:

    £5898

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