Improving transfer from the intensive care unit: the development, implementation and evaluation of a brochure based on Knowles' Adult Learning Theory

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Title Improving transfer from the intensive care unit: the development, implementation and evaluation of a brochure based on Knowles' Adult Learning Theory
Author Mitchell, Marion Lucy; Courtney, Mary
Journal Name International Journal of Nursing Practice
Editor Alan Pearson
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Abstract This paper describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a transfer brochure for family members of patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to improve patient transfer to a general ward. When family members fail to understand information they respond in ways that affect patient recovery. The brochure was designed within Knowles' Adult Learning Theory framework and developed using a multidisciplinary team. A mixed design was used to collect data from families and nurses. Results indicate that the brochure helped nurses to address individual family's issues during transfer from ICU. Furthermore, 95% of nurses (n=33) recommended its introduction for all future transfers. Family members (n=82) who experienced the brochure as part of their transfer were significantly more satisfied with all aspects of transfer than those who experienced ad hoc transfer methods (n=80). These results provide strong support for Knowles' Adult Learning Theory as an educational foundation for adult learning.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2005.00533.x
Alternative URI http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1440-172X.2005.00533.x
Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]
Volume 11
Page from 257
Page to 268
ISSN 1322-7114
Date Accessioned 2006-01-18
Date Available 2007-03-19T21:38:14Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Intensive Care
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/4816
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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