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Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 4, e-Learning in Health Care / Dec 2007  pp251‑304

Editor: Pam Moule

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A Nurse Prescribing Programme Incorporating e‑Learning  pp251‑260

Joan Burgess

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Exploring Virtual Opportunities to Enhance and Promote an Emergent Community of Practice  pp261‑270

Kathy Courtney

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Issues Around Creating a Reusable Learning Object to Support Statistics Teaching  pp271‑278

Mollie Gilchrist

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Web‑Based Learning in Practice Settings: Nurses' Experiences and Perceptions of Impact on Patient Care  pp279‑286

Lesley Lockyer, Pam Moule, Deirdre McGuigan

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Abstract

This paper presents qualitative research completed in two groups of hospitals in the United Kingdom, as part of a larger mixed methods study. It involved eight qualified nurses caring for patients with gastro‑intestinal cancer in general surgical wards. It explored the nurses' experiences of using an online programme and their perceptions of the impact of learning on patient care delivery. The nurses volunteered to complete an online open source package www.cancernursing.org. and meet for focus group discussions and interviews following a lapse of six weeks. Two of the participants experienced difficulties completing the package and following changes to the previously attained ethical approval, a focus group was conducted with these staff. Analysis of the transcripts identified a number of issues for those considering the adoption of such modes of delivery within healthcare. Nurses referred to a lack of information technology skills and competence in computer use, access issues, organizational barriers and lack of protected study time. In spite of difficulties they gave examples of how their learning had impacted on patient care. 

 

Keywords: Online learning, cancer care, nursing education, workplace learning, qualitative research

 

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Y.Q. Mohammed, G. Waddington, P. Donnan

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On the Road to Virtual Europe — Redux  pp297‑304

Andy Pulman

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