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An Attempt for Empowering Education: A Qualitative Study of In-Service Training of Nursing Personnel


An Attempt for Empowering Education: A Qualitative Study of In-Service Training of Nursing Personnel

Mahmood Chaghari et al. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res.


Background: In-service training of nursing personnel has a significant role in increasing the empowerment of nurses and promotion of the quality of health services. The objective of this study is to identify and explain the process of in-service training of nursing personnel in the hospitals affiliated with Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences in Tehran.

Materials and methods: The present study employed a qualitative approach using Corbin and Strauss method (2008) in 2015, and examined the viewpoints and experiences of 35 nurses, nurse managers, and educational managers with the in-service education of nursing staffs. According to this method, comparisons, asking questions, flip-flop technique, depicting personal experiences, and raising red flag were used for data analysis.

Results: In this study, five major themes including unsuccessful mandatory education, empowering education, organizational challenges, weakness in the educational management, and educational-job resiliency were derived from the results. Unsuccessful mandatory education was the main concern of participants and empowering education was the core category derived from this study.

Conclusions: Empowering education emphasizes the practice-oriented and self-directed training. It is an applied education, is participation-oriented, facilitates job functions, and is based on exploration.

Keywords: Empowering education; grounded theory; in-service training; job resiliency; nursing personnel.


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The general process and main concepts of in-service education of nursing personnel of the BMSU hospitals

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