Interactive workshops as a learning and teaching method for primary healthcare nurses

Health SA Gesondheid

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Title Interactive workshops as a learning and teaching method for primary healthcare nurses
Creator Mukurunge, Eva Reid, Marianne Fichardt, Annali Nel, Mariette
Subject Health Sciences; Nursing; Education interactive workshops; learning and teaching; primary healthcare nurses; role play; group discussions; scenarios
Description Background: Traditionally, learning by and teaching for primary healthcare (PHC) nurses use didactic, teacher-centred approaches. Hence, the feasibility of interactive workshops in non-threatening PHC environments to refresh nurses’ knowledge on patient care needs exploring.Aim: To describe interactive workshops as a learning and teaching method for PHC nurses.Setting: Primary healthcare clinics.Methods: Systematic literature search followed by an exploratory experimental pre or post-test control group design. Random clinic sampling (n = 26) led to clinic inclusion at the control (n = 5) and experimental (n = 5) sites. Nurses (n = 42) were conveniently selected for the control (n = 21) and experimental (n = 21) groups. Experimental participants (n = 21) attended interactive workshops (n = 5) where various strategies were applied, whilst addressing key diabetes messages. Both groups completed a questionnaire aligned to diabetes messages pre- and post-workshop. Additionally, a Likert scale questionnaire was posed to the experimental group post-workshop. Data was analysed statistically and presented as descriptive statistics, frequencies and percentages.Results: Articles reviewed (n = 20) identified types of interactive activities, role players, learning content covered, feasibility and duration of the interactive workshops. Pre or post-testing results of the workshops participants indicate improved knowledge related to peripheral sensation (0.03) and ( 0.01). Results from the questionnaire revealed participants’ satisfaction with the interactive workshops.Conclusion: Interactive workshops as a learning and teaching method could lead to change in knowledge, and participant satisfaction. However, using a combination of interactive workshops and other teaching modalities may enhance learning and teaching further.Contribution: Interactive workshops are a feasible instructional method during refresher courses for healthcare providers.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor University of the Free State
Date 2021-12-10
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Quantitative exploratory experimental pre/post-test control group design
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hsag.v26i0.1643
Source Health SA Gesondheid; Vol 26 (2021); 7 pages 2071-9736 1025-9848
Language eng
Relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/000000
Coverage Africa; South Africa; Free State; Mangaung District 2019-2020 20-70 years; males and females; South African nurses
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess Copyright (c) 2021 Eva Mukurunge, Marianne Reid, Annali Fichardt, Mariette Nel