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dc.contributor.authorFinucane, Anne
dc.contributor.authorHulbert-Williams, Nicholas J.
dc.contributor.authorSwash, Brooke
dc.contributor.authorSpiller, Juliet A.
dc.contributor.authorLydon, Brigid
dc.contributor.authorGillanders, David
dc.identifier.citationFinucane, A., Hulbert-Williams, N. J., Swash, B., Spiller, J. A., Lydon, B., & Gillanders, D. (2021). Research Evaluating Staff Training Online for Resilience (RESTORE): Protocol for a single-arm feasibility study of an online acceptance and commitment therapy intervention to improve staff wellbeing in palliative care settings. AMRC Open Research, 3, 26.
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dc.description.abstractBackground Palliative care workers commonly experience workplace stress and distress. General stressors include unmanageable workloads and staff shortages. Stressors specific to palliative care include regular exposure to death, loss and grief. The COVID pandemic exacerbated exhaustion and burnout across the healthcare system, including for those providing palliative care. Evidence based psychological support interventions, tailored to the needs and context of palliative care workers, are needed. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an established form of cognitive behavioural therapy which uses behavioural psychology, values, acceptance, and mindfulness techniques to improve mental health and wellbeing. ACT is effective in improving workplace wellbeing in many occupational settings. Our study examines the acceptability and feasibility of an online ACT-based intervention to improve mental health and wellbeing in staff caring for people with an advanced progressive illness. Methods A single-arm feasibility trial. We will seek to recruit 30 participants to take part in an 8- week online ACT-based intervention, consisting of three synchronous facilitated group sessions and five asynchronous self-directed learning modules. We will use convergent mixed methods to evaluate the feasibility of the intervention. Quantitative feasibility outcomes will include participant recruitment and retention rates, alongside completion rates of measures assessing stress, quality of life, wellbeing, and psychological flexibility. Focus groups and interviews will explore participant perspectives on the intervention. We will run a stakeholder workshop to further refine the intervention and identify outcomes for use in a future evaluation. We will describe participant perspectives on intervention acceptability, format, content, and perceived impact alongside rates of intervention recruitment, retention, and outcome measure completion. Conclusion We will show whether a brief, online ACT intervention is acceptable to, and feasible for palliative care workers. Findings will be used to further refine the intervention and provide essential information on outcome assessment prior to a full-scale evaluation.en_US
dc.publisherAMRC Open Researchen_US
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dc.subjectAcceptance and Commitment Therapyen_US
dc.subjectbehaviour therapyen_US
dc.subjectcognitive behavioural therapyen_US
dc.subjectpalliative careen_US
dc.subjecthospice and palliative care nursingen_US
dc.titleResearch Evaluating Staff Training Online for Resilience (RESTORE): Protocol for a single-arm feasibility study of an online acceptance and commitment therapy intervention to improve staff wellbeing in palliative care settingsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Edinburgh; Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh; University of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalAMRC Open Researchen_US
rioxxterms.funderMarie Curie UKen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectNo RO1 (project charity funded, UoC not lead institution)en_US
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