HAWN training: development and evaluation of an educational training package to promote health and wellbeing in nurses and midwives

Gartshore, Emily and Briggs, Lydia and Blake, Holly (2017) HAWN training: development and evaluation of an educational training package to promote health and wellbeing in nurses and midwives. British Journal of Nursing . ISSN 0966-0461

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Abstract

Background: Supporting the health and wellbeing of healthcare employees is a UK national priority.

Aims: To design, deliver and evaluate an educational package to promote health and wellbeing for nurses and midwives

Methods: An online training package was developed and administered in two ways: online (HAWN-online) or in a face-to-face workshop (HAWN-contact). A mixed- methods evaluation was used to assess usability and acceptability of HAWN training. Findings: 316 nurses, midwives and students completed the online training package. 16 participants attended the workshop. HAWN-online significantly increased knowledge in core areas of workplace health and wellbeing. Nurses and midwives valued online and face-to-face delivery but raised barriers to attendance at workshops. Participants advocated that training in workplace health should be mandatory for all frontline staff.

Conclusions: Employers should take steps to promote staff wellbeing through HAWN training, and address barriers to accessing workplace health training or supportive services.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/bjon.2017.26.21.1182
Keywords: Healthy lifestyle, Patient care, Occupational health, Wellbeing, Research
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: 10.12968/bjon.2017.26.21.1182
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Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 11:44
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 05:43
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47663

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