CFN undertakes Training Needs Analysis

December 7, 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in the CFN Training Program Needs Analysis Survey. We are in the process of completing a full analysis of the data, but here are a few of the highlights:

  • The majority of the survey participants (43%) were healthcare professionals and researchers/academics (24%). 7% of respondents identified themselves as family/friend caregivers.
  • 38% of respondents are currently involved in the CFN network. Of those not currently involved in CFN, 65% are aware of it.
  • Over 85% of respondents indicated the Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program and the Summer Student Award are an appropriate length of time, and adequately compensate HQP for their participation.
  • Over 60% of respondents indicated that IFPs and SSAs should commit more than 15 hours per week to the CFN Training Program.
  • Over 90% of respondents indicated that all learning objectives associated with citizen engagement were extremely or very important.
  • Respondents indicated that the future employability of our trainees would be improved if they had knowledge of 1) the ability to work in a team, 2) knowledge translation, and 3) palliative care.