Table 1

The intervention
Phase Activities Method
Preparation Ward selection Registration multidisciplinary consultation team
Literature review
Consent of 7 ward managers
Organization Selection of 14 palliative care nurse champions
Appointment of a coordinator
Development and planning network and education programme
Introduction and follow-up Composition network Contact coordinator, ward manager and nurse champions on intervention wards
Meetings Every month 90 minutes (9 meetings per year)
Education Targeted education programme 2 days yearly and at every network meeting
Mission/champions’ activities Dissemination of knowledge (lessons, bedside teaching, being a resource)
Planned activities on each ward
Promotion of consulting multidisciplinary consultation team on pain and palliative care
Implementation of problem based care pathways or protocols on wards
Acting as a role model
Support Coaching nurse champions in plans and activities
Information in organizational journal, information in newsletters
Discuss compliance with unit managers

Witkamp et al.

Witkamp et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:115   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-115

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