Examining the effectiveness of a distant learning education program: Use of patient safety and reporting law and ethics as example

Chiou Fen Lin, Meei-Ling Shyu, Meei Shiow Lu, Chung I. Huang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

This study was to test a distant learning education program aiming to improve nurses' understanding of law and ethics regarding to patient safety and reporting in Taiwan. With stratified randomized sampling of 3 medical centers, 12 regional and 50 local hospitals, 2,323 questionnaires were distributed to nurses working at the sampled hospitals. Questionnaire return rate was 99.5% with 2,312 valid returned. Based on this survey, the researchers designed a distant learning education course targeting the knowledge deficits. The results indicated that 57.7% of the sampled nurses passed the patient safety and reporting law and ethic test before the education program was instituted by the National Union of Nurses Associations. 38,603 nurses completed the distant learning course and 94.8% passed the test. This study demonstrated that the distant learning education program is effective, and should be considered as a way to improve access to and reduce cost of continuing education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages381-385
Number of pages5
Volume7513 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event9th IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing, NPC 2012 - Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Sep 6 2012Sep 8 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7513 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other9th IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing, NPC 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGwangju
Period9/6/129/8/12

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Distant learning education program
  • Ethics
  • Law
  • Patient safety
  • Reporting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Cite this

Lin, C. F., Shyu, M-L., Lu, M. S., & Huang, C. I. (2012). Examining the effectiveness of a distant learning education program: Use of patient safety and reporting law and ethics as example. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 7513 LNCS, pp. 381-385). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7513 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35606-3_44