Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

What are ‘structured approaches’ to facilitate client centered learning?

 

Q: What are ‘structured approaches’ to facilitate client centered learning?
A: Structured learning is not spontaneous, spur of the minute dialogue, nor is it a rapid response to a client’s question. The common components of structured learning include:
·         The learning is identified as a need by the client;
·         The client is engaged in creating a structured plan collaboratively with the nurse and has input into the plan;
·         The nurse is well prepared for the facilitation role, and is confident and competent facilitating client learning;
·         The facilitation takes place over time with more than one interaction;
·         Client understanding is assessed during and at the end of each session; and
·         The nurse engages in thoughtful self-reflection at the conclusion of the structured facilitation.
(Fan & Sidani, 2009).