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Table 2 Contents and methods of the intervention

From: Development and evaluation of a training program for dialysis nurses – an intervention study

  Objectives Contents Methods
1. Information for works council and supervisors • creating transparency and orientation
• ensuring the works councils and supervisors’ support for learning process
• causes for implementing trainings
• course of the training
• supporting framework conditions
Trainer gives a flip chart presentation and participants engage in a group discussion (plenum)
2. Training of supervisors • sensitization and information of supervisors
• role of leadership for process of implementation
• opportunities to ensure knowledge transfer
• principles of health-promoting leadership
• healthy self-leadership as a prerequisite of adequate leadership behaviour
• methods and guidance to ensure knowledge transfer
• Trainer hands out an information brochure about “Principles of health-promoting leadership”
• Participants engage in a group discussion (plenum) on the principles of health-promoting leadership
• Trainer hands out an information brochure “Guidelines for transfer interviews”
• Trainer explains how to use the guidelines in the transfer interviews
Element 1 of the training program • stress management through “healthy” behaviour
• health-promoting design of work characteristics
• identify and foster resources:
▪ enhancing self-efficacy
▪ developing an individual anti-stress program
▪ learning solution-oriented strategies for day-to-day work
▪ improving mutual appreciation
▪ balancing tension and recovery
• definition of concept: What is stress?
• becoming acquainted with the “stress traffic lights” with three levels
a) stressors
b) own attitude and position
c) opportunities to recovery
▪ practical approach on the basis of participants’ examples
▪ development of possible coping strategies
▪ planning and implementation of personal intents
▪ planning and implementation of intents on team−/organizational-level
• Trainer gives a short presentation
• Participants engage in a group discussion (plenum)
• Trainer asks participants to provide examples of stressful situations in their work ➔ Trainer writes different situations on cards that are stressful to dialysis nurses based on Kaluza’s stress concept.
• Participants engage in a group discussion (work in small groups and plenum) to develop coping strategies for stressful situations
• Trainer gives a short presentation and participants engage in a group discussion (plenum) to reveal (missing) work-related resources in dialysis work and their function in the stress process with a focus on feedback as a resource
• Participants develop an individual stress management program using a worksheet
• Trainer gives instructions on a relaxation exercise
Element 2 of the training program
Element 3 of the training program   • At the end of each training session, the trainer guides the group to specify a work-related demand, for which they aim to find a solution until the next training
  1. *The worksheets were provided during the training. The protocol (including photos of the flip charts) was sent via e-mail after the training