Hospital at home for children

The overall aim of this study is to improve competence and collaboration skills among nurses in order to secure high quality health services when advanced hospital treatment is moved to the patient’s home.

This PhD project aims to provide knowledge on the implications for nursing collaboration, competence and education when tasks and responsibilities are transferred from hospitals to municipal healthcare services and undertaken as collaboration between two different sectors. Various documents have drawn attention to the need for knowledge on organisational changes in service delivery and its implications for education and practice-based learning. Furthermore, the transfer or delegation of tasks to municipalities requires knowledge mobilization from hospitals, in turn requiring good collaboration between municipal and specialist healthcare services.

Aim of study

The overall aim of this study is to improve competence and collaboration skills among nurses in order to secure high quality health services when advanced hospital treatment is moved to the patient’s home (i.e. HaH). In three work packages we aim to:

  1. Explore whether municipality nurses have sufficient competence to care for sick children in HaH, and to identify facilitators and barriers to collaboration and knowledge transfer in clinical work and nursing education.
  2. Explore the role of parents in service delivery when their child receives HaH.
  3. Build an educational programme for practice-based training and education of municipality nurses to increase knowledge transfer from hospitals to municipalities.

Key words

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