This post is to help guide the nurse educator on the creation of an online journal club for healthcare practitioners, and focuses on the theory of initiation and engagement aspects. Reasons for a journal club could be to increase uptake of evidence based practice, changing culture, improving patient outcomes or education development.
- Outline of the purpose of the journal club.
- Set some short and long term goals.
- Set up regular meeting dates- routines help.
- Voluntary or mandatory attendance?
- Closed or public journal club?
- A journal club leader to facilitate discussion.
- Set a code of conduct for respectful discussion.
- Determine process to choose topics of the papers.
- Flipped classroom- circulating papers prior to the meeting.
- Decide on a critical appraisal process.
- Managing the online resource and enable sharing for those not able to attend.
- Inclusive: providing training or resources for those nurses not familiar with the online journal club resources.
- The Joanna Briggs Institute
- Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
- How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine
Wiki Journal Club (2017) https://www.wikijournalclub.org/wiki/Main_Page