Many nurses provide education, either formally or informally as a part of their professional roles. For some it may be a regular task or something they do only occasionally.
Education can take many different forms, including:
- Formal education sessions for other nurses or health professionals in a variety of settings, such as aged care facilities or community multidisciplinary meetings
- Informal teaching such as ward in-service lectures or journal clubs
- One-to-one sessions, with clinical staff or with patients and /or their families, for example in relation to a care issue, and
- Public education, for exampla, a National Palliative Care Week function or informal conversations with families and friends regarding palliative care.
Having resources to easily source relevant information to develop content for education will help in this role.