Educational Needs Assessment:Annotated Bibliography
Akhtar-Danesh, N., Valaitis, R.K., Schofield, R., Underwood, R., Martin-Misener, A., & Kolotylo, C. (2010). A questionnaire for assessing community health nurses' learning needs. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 32(8), 1055-1072.
This journal covers the important stages of the Learning needs assessment and how it impacts every educational process that is aimed to inform changes in practice and policy for continuing professional development. Professional opportunities have been widely used as a basis for the development of learning needs assessment. This article reports on the development of a learning needs assessment ...view middle of the document...
Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22(4), 721-730.
This article sets out to explore, define and critically analyze the various approaches to community needs assessment, to facilitate a greater understanding of their strengths and weaknesses The authors of this article highlight the complex nature of the interpretation of what is meant by ‘needs assessment’ from the differing perspectives of three dominant approaches, namely sociology, epidemiology and health economics It continues by putting forward an argument for the use of the community health profile, being a multi-focal approach to needs assessment, combining quantitative with qualitative data, and proceeds with a discussion of strengths and weaknesses related to its compilation, in particular factors relating to reliability and validity of data sources. The consumer perspective is also reviewed, as are issues surrounding the ethics of data collection and problems concerning aggregation of the numerous data sources into meaningful policy.
Cochrane, D., Palmer, J., Lindsay, G., Tolmie, E., Allan, D., & Currie, K. (2009). Formulating a web-based educational needs assessment questionnaire from healthcare competencies. Nurse Researcher, 16(2), 64-75.
This paper describes a project that led to the formulation of an online educational needs assessment tool by drawing on national healthcare ineffective understanding of coronary heart disease. It discusses the merits of web-based data collection and concludes that web-based survey systems offer distinct advantages providing researchers proceed with care.
Colhart, I., Bagnall, J., McKinstry, B., Evans, A., Allbutt, H., Haig, A., & Illing, j. (2008). The effectiveness of self-assessment on the identification of learner needs, learner activity, and impact on clinical practice. Best Evidence Medical Education, 30(2), 124-145. informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01421590701881699
In this journal, the authors’ overall aim was to review and determine whether specific methods of self- assessment lead to change in learning behavior or clinical practice. Specific objectives sought evidence for effectiveness of self-assessment interventions to improve perception of learning needs; promote change in learning activity; improve clinical practice; and to improve patient outcomes based on changes in learned practice.
Cooke, E. (2009). A self-harm training needs assessment of school nurses. Journal of Child Health Care, 13(3), 260-274. Retrieved from http://chc.sagepub.com
This study highlights the need for self-harm training for school nurses, incorporating both practical approaches and theoretical knowledge, to ensure that young people who self-harm receive an effective, high-standard service. Nurses desired training, particularly in practical approaches when working with young people who self-harm, however, analysis suggested that they also needed underpinning theoretical knowledge.
Crowley, S., Bergen, A., Young, K.,...