Healthcare professionals' priorities for child abuse educational programming: A Delphi study

Yi Wen Chen, Susan Fetzer, Chiao Li Lin, Joh Jong Huang, Jui-Ying Feng

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Abstract

Child abuse reporting and intervening are a complex process. A comprehensive training program with targeted goals and priorities enables professionals to effectively address the needs of abused children and their families. The study purpose was to identify the content and priorities of health professional education in child abuse by integrating expert opinions and achieving consensus. A 3-round Delphi study was conducted with 25 multidisciplinary experts in health care, social welfare, psychology and counseling, and law and jurisdiction. Structured questionnaires collected expert opinion of appropriateness and importance of knowledge, subjective norms, attitudes, skills, team collaboration and teaching strategies. The expert response rates ranged from 96 to 100% for the 3 rounds, and consensus was achieved. Knowledge was regarded as the most important element. Two items on forensic evidence in the skill category received the highest importance score. Results provide a basis to develop educational programs achieving clinical competence in child abuse care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-173
Number of pages6
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

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Delphi Technique
Child Abuse
abuse
programming
Expert Testimony
expert
Delivery of Health Care
Consensus
Mandatory Reporting
Social Psychology
Professional Education
Clinical Competence
Social Welfare
Child Care
Health Education
Counseling
Teaching
teaching strategy
educational program
social welfare

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  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Chen, Yi Wen ; Fetzer, Susan ; Lin, Chiao Li ; Huang, Joh Jong ; Feng, Jui-Ying. / Healthcare professionals' priorities for child abuse educational programming : A Delphi study. In: Children and Youth Services Review. 2013 ; Vol. 35, No. 1. pp. 168-173.
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Healthcare professionals' priorities for child abuse educational programming : A Delphi study. / Chen, Yi Wen; Fetzer, Susan; Lin, Chiao Li; Huang, Joh Jong; Feng, Jui-Ying.

In: Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, 01.01.2013, p. 168-173.

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