Report on iPANEL Education Symposium
Pesut, Barbara. iPANEL Report. Published Online April 9, 2013.
Importance: iPANEL held a one day Symposium on May 2, 2012 to address the concern of "how best to educate nurses and nursing care providers of individuals living with chronic life-limiting illness across contexts of care". The aim of the symposium was to bring knowledge producers and users together to share current research findings and to construct new knowledge around building the educational capacity of nurses in the province of BC to provide a palliative approach to care. Activities: Throughout the day there were research presentations, panel responses, a consensus building excercise, an overall synthesis of the day, and an evening lecture given. Findings: Five themes were identified throughout the day; (1)Competence and Confidence - Preparation for Care; (2) Language and Labels - Concepts for Care; (3) Legos and Rivers - Metaphors for Care; (4) Knowing and Knowings - Challenging Hierarchies of Knowledge for Care; (5) Place and Spaces - Environments for Care.
Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) for their knowledge dissemination grant which made this event possible and to Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research - BC Nursing Research Initiative (MSFHR - BCNRI) for their support and funding of the iPANEL Team Initiative.
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