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dc.contributor.authorPotter, J.E.
dc.contributor.authorElliott, R.M.
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorPerry, L.
dc.identifier.citationPotter, J.E. and Elliott, R.M. and Kelly, M.A. and Perry, L. 2021. Education and training methods for healthcare professionals to lead conversations concerning deceased organ donation: An integrative review. Patient Education and Counseling.

Objectives: To determine which training methods positively influenced healthcare professionals’ communication skills and families’ deceased organ donation decision-making. Methods: An integrative review using systematic methods and narrative synthesis for data analysis. Electronic databases of PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (EBSCO), Embase (OVID) and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, were searched between August 1997 and March 2020, retrieving 1019 papers. Included papers (n = 14) were appraised using the Medical Education Research Study Quality Instrument. Results: Training programmes offered theory, experiential learning, feedback and debriefing including self-reflection, the opportunity to role-play and interact with simulated participants within realistic case scenarios. Programmes reported observed and self-rated improvements in communication learning and confidence. The methodological quality score averaged 13, (72% of maximum); few studies used an experimental design, examined behavioural change or families’ perspectives. Weak evidence suggested training could increase organ donation authorisation/consent rates. Conclusions: Multiple training strategies are effective in improving interprofessional healthcare professionals’ confidence and learning of specialised communication. Methodological limitations restricted the ability to present definitive recommendations and further research is warranted, inclusive of family decision-making experiences. Practice implications: Learning of specialised communication skills is enhanced by using multiple training strategies, including role-play and debriefing.

dc.titleEducation and training methods for healthcare professionals to lead conversations concerning deceased organ donation: An integrative review
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titlePatient Education and Counseling
curtin.departmentCurtin School of Nursing
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences
curtin.contributor.orcidKelly, Michelle [0000-0002-6380-1150]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridKelly, Michelle [35477541400]

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