A three phase project to develop, implement, and evaluate a palliative care training programme responsive to learning needs of staff providing services and supports for individuals with learning disabilities living in long-term care settings was evaluated.
Participants in the programme were asked to rate their levels of preparation and confidence, before and after receiving the input.
Ratings for confidence and preparation improved post-training and the study authors also collected data on improvements in use of materials and changes in palliative care practice post-training.
Development and Evaluation of a Staff Training Program on Palliative Care for Persons With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Hahn, J. & Cadogan, M, in Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 8: 42–52.