Lessons learned from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil on primary-care workplace learning groups

Enderson Carvalho*, JOHN SANDARS, Dario Cecilio-Fernandes

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Abstract

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil had a major impact on face-to-face Permanent Education for Health (PEH) workplace learning groups in primary care .
Aims: The aim of the study was to explore how PEH groups in primary care changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: A qualitative exploratory evaluation study was conducted with six key participants, who answered semi-structured questions in on-line interviews
Results: The PEH groups rapidly and successfully implemented an online approach using social media. The role of the coordinator changed from being a facilitator to an information broker for navigating the large volume of conflicting information and misinformation.
Conclusions: The findings highlight the importance of being an agile organization, with a ‘bottom-up’ approach to innovation, and the key role of having an information broker in rapidly changing and complex environments. An appreciation of the importance of the socio-technical system for technology implementation in an organization was also highlighted, with the use of technologies that are familiar to members of the organization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-150
JournalJournal of Research in Nursing
Volume28
Issue number2
Early online date27 Apr 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2023

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