A process evaluation of a registered nurse led patient education group program for psychiatric inpatients

Sheppard, Jennifer (2019) A process evaluation of a registered nurse led patient education group program for psychiatric inpatients. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Background: A Registered Nurse (RN) led patient education group program could be one intervention to help psychiatric inpatients make positive health choices and build stability and resilience to improve overall mental health and wellness. One such program is the RN-Led Patient Education Group Program that exists in an acute care psychiatric unit at a tertiary care setting in Newfoundland, Canada, but that program has not been evaluated. Purpose: The purpose of this practicum project was to conduct a process evaluation of that program. Methods: A literature review, consultations, and an environmental scan informed the process evaluation. Results: Key findings from the process evaluation included the need to revise the current program and develop an implementation and evaluation plan. Conclusion: The RN-Led Patient Education Group Program is an innovative mental health and wellness programs for this population but there is a need to develop a plan for future implementation and evaluation.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/13796
Item ID: 13796
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Keywords: mental health patient education; psychiatric inpatients; nurse-led groups
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: March 2019
Date Type: Submission
Medical Subject Heading: Psychiatric Nursing Patient Education as Topic Inpatients -- education Mental Disorders -- nursing Tertiary Healthcare Newfoundland and Labrador

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