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The objective of this study is to develop, implement, and evaluate a training program for healthcare providers to improve ability to provide psychosocial support to breast cancer survivors in Korea.
Based on a needs assessment survey and in-depth interviews with breast cancer survivors, a multidisciplinary team developed two-day intensive training program as well as education materials and counseling notes. Participants’ overall satisfaction was evaluated after the training.
The training program included a total of 16 lectures held over the course of seven sessions. Forty-one nurses and 3 social workers participated in the training program. Mean age was 37.5(± 6.4) years, and on average, they had 11.1 (± 5.6) years of experience. Participants’ overall satisfaction was good as following: program contents (4.04), trainee guidebook (3.82), location and environment (4.10), and program organization (4.19). Among the participants, 31 (70.4%) received certification after submitting real consultation cases after the training.
Two day intensive training can provide a comprehensive and coordinated education to healthcare professionals for implementing survivorship care with an emphasis on psychosocial support. Furthermore, the program should resume as a periodic continuing education course for healthcare providers. Similar education for graduate students in oncology nursing would be beneficial.
Additional file 1: Needs assessment for breast cancer survivors. Questions used for needs assessment of breast cancer survivors. (DOCX 26 kb)12885_2017_3965_MOESM1_ESM.docx
Additional file 2: Semi-structure interview guidelines. Semi-structure interview guidelines for finding details of difficulties breast cancer survivors experience during re-entry period based on the results of the quantitative survey. (DOCX 20 kb)12885_2017_3965_MOESM2_ESM.docx
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- A train the trainer program for healthcare professionals tasked with providing psychosocial support to breast cancer survivors
Im Ryung Kim
Jeong Eon Lee
Seok Jin Nam
Jin Seok Ahn
- BioMed Central
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