Development and evaluation of an educational training package to promote health and wellbeing

Gartshore, Emily, Briggs, Lydia and Blake, Holly (2017) Development and evaluation of an educational training package to promote health and wellbeing. British Journal of Nursing, 26 (21). pp. 1182-1186. ISSN 0966-0461

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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
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
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Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 11:44
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:19

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