Vilma Rastenienė


Nurses knowlege and skill in caring for and educating patients with diabetes is a determining factor in health care outcomes.This report describe DIPRA ( DI, diabetes; Pra, practice) – Counseling for practice: a pilot programme aimed at improving counselling for people with diabetes, that comprises an online study module on patient education and counselling for health care professionals. A survey was undertaken in four partner countries that informed the development of the web – based course.The study module and materials ( databank, online lectures, interactive exercises) were developed in English and translated into Estonian, Finnish and Lithuanian, to maximise accessibility for all professionals in the partner countries. The programm is currently being offered on a pilot basis and evaluation is ongoing. Outcomes of the processes and further evaluation will be reported in the future.

Keyword(s): diabetes nurses, educational competences, e-learning.
DOI: 10.5200/160
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