Skills, knowledge and attributes of support group leaders: A systematic review
Amanda Pomery, Penelope Schofield, Miranda Xhilaga, Karla Gough
PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2016
OBJECTIVES: A systematic review and qualitative synthesis was undertaken to deduce requisite knowledge, skills and attributes of cancer support group leaders. METHODS: Medline, CINAHL, and PsychINFO databases were used to identify relevant literature. Inclusion criteria were made deliberately broad after pilot searches produced too few documents and included: adult group leaders who were volunteers, peers or professionals; published in English from database inception to February 2014. Data was extracted on: year of publication; country of authors' origin; study design (if relevant) and methods; group type and group leadership; sample description; and leader qualities. RESULTS: Forty-nine doc..View full abstract
Amanda Pomery is sponsored by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The authors would like to thank Smaro Lazarakis, Medical Librarian, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for her assistance.