Reaching Further with Online Education? The Development of an Effective Online Program in Palliative Oncology

Bogda Koczwara, Kay Francis, Franca Marine, D Goldstein, Craig Underhill, Ian Olver

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    Abstract

    Patients in rural and remote Australia have less access to specialist oncology services and rely more on local health professionals for provision of cancer care. We have developed a 7.5-h online educational program on palliative oncology for health professionals focused on the needs of rural providers. There were 501 active (enrolled) users and 268 ad hoc (non-enrolled) users, with 90 completing evaluation. Eighty-two (91%) indicated that their learning needs were partially or entirely met. Sixty-five (75%) respondents planned to review or change their practice as a result. The online program is effective in meeting learning needs of Australian health providers, reaching high numbers with high acceptability.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)317-323
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Cancer Education
    Volume25
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

    Keywords

    • Cancer education
    • Palliative oncology
    • Rural

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