Distilling the key components of a person-centred curriculum framework: a pan-European initiative

Deirdre O'Donnell, Brendan McCormack, Amanda Phelan, Gobnait Byrne

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Abstract

Abstract

Category: Innovation in education

Title
Distilling the key components of a person-centred curriculum framework: a pan-European initiative.

Background
Internationally, the development of person-centred practice is a strategic priority. Healthcare education has the potential to make a critical contribution to progressing this agenda. Despite this, there is a lack of clarity about what constitutes the foundational components of a person-centred curriculum.

Aim
To identify the core elements of a person-centred curriculum framework.

Objectives
1. To establish the extent to which person-centredness is operating in healthcare curricula
2. To explore stakeholders’ perspectives on person-centredness in healthcare curricula
3. To illuminate the elements of a person-centred curriculum framework.

Description of innovation
This initiative was carried in collaboration with partners from 6 universities as part of a pan-European Erasmus+ Project on Person-centredness in Healthcare Curricula. The part of the project reported in this paper/ presentation involved three stages:
- a landscape survey of curricula purported to be person-centred with 26 academics from 5 disciplines across 8 countries
- interviews with stakeholders (n=35) including education commissioners, educators, and learners, about their perspectives on person-centred curricula
- a synthesis of the survey and interview findings using Directed Content Analysis to identify the core elements of a person-centred curriculum framework.
Through this initiative, a set of synthesised statements were formulated to represent the key components of person-centred curriculum framework. As the project was considered evaluative, ethical approval was not required, however, procedures were adopted to maintain ethical conduct in terms of confidentiality and data protection.

Impact
This initiative reports on one part of a transnational project to establish a whole system framework to guide the development of person-centred curricula. The next stage of the project involves an impact evaluation with stakeholders using an implementation science logic model.

Conclusion and implications
The recommendations emanating from this project will have relevance in guiding the development of person-centred curricula internationally.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2022
EventTrinity Health and Education International Research Conference - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 8 Mar 202210 Mar 2022

Conference

ConferenceTrinity Health and Education International Research Conference
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityDublin
Period8/03/2210/03/22

Keywords

  • 7S methodology
  • person-centred
  • healthcare curriculum
  • curriculum framework

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