Aim: To develop and test the feasibility and acceptability of a novel educational intervention for HCPs to manage constipation experienced by people in SPC settings.
Method: Using the MRC framework for complex interventions, and guided by the consolidated framework for implementation research, an online resource was developed considering the content, context, and processes for implementation.
Results. Assessment, prevention, and management were identified as the core aspects. Six sessions with theoretical content, application to practice, and reflection through interacting with colleagues were developed in line with the best available evidence. Incentives including an educational bursary and alignment with revalidation, and support from senior management, champions, and the research team were identified as key elements needed successful implementation. Funding, IT infrastructure, and attitudes to the content have been flagged as potential barriers to success.
Conclusion(s). A six week, blended program covering the key concepts for assessment and management of constipation in palliative care has been created. Content, evidence from the literature and empirical data on the preferred structure and method of delivery, as well as key considerations of the contextual factors have been identified as key factors for implementation
|Journal||BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2018|