Developing My Toolkit

The purpose of the toolkit is:
  1. To provide health professionals working in acute hospitals with resources to retain and apply their personal knowledge acquired by completing the elearning modules, and
  2. To help individuals facilitate local actions that build awareness of end of life considerations in hospitals and support change activities, where possible.

Five Phases in Development

A five phase process was followed which enabled us to build an understanding of the nature and issues in toolkit development, implementation approaches and strategies, and different approaches to the format and presentation of toolkits. These are detailed below. The toolkit complements and supports the education modules.

Phase 1: Rapid Review

A rapid review of relevant literature in dealing with acute care, health professionals, professional practice and end-of-life care with respect to implementation and change has been completed.

Phase 2: Examination of Toolkit Formats

An examination of ten toolkits has been undertaken. This involved a review of the types of materials and resources included and the format and presentation of the toolkits. The sample toolkits  included both Australian and international examples. 

Phase 3: Identification of Relevant Evidence and Practice Resources

A search for evidence and practice resources was undertaken. Inclusion criteria were: relevant to the care of adults at the end of life; applicable within the acute hospital setting; of appropriate quality and evidence-based; and relevant to the Australian health system. The resources have been organised into three sets:
  • Your personal practice
  • You in your workplace
  • You in your profession

Phase 4: Development of MyToolkit

My Toolkit brings together relevant resources and approaches for an individual clinician to use. They provide suggestions and ideas that relate to the information covered in the End-of-Life Essentials modules.

Phase 5: Release and Evaluation

My Toolkit is now available.

Last updated 26 March 2017