We All Can Help: Evaluation of an Online Gender-Based Violence Learning Series

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Graduate student (Masters)
Date created: 
2020-04-06
Keywords: 
Gender-based violence
Evaluation
Online learning
Health-care professionals
Barriers
Uptake
Abstract: 

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a persistent and pervasive public health problem and requires a collaborative response, especially from the health system. Health-care professionals (HCPs) are uniquely positioned to address GBV because they are often the first trusted professional that survivors interact with. Therefore, it is critical that HCPs are trained and equipped to provide an effective response. This capstone evaluates the uptake of Gender-Based Violence: We All Can Help, an online GBV Learning Series for HCPs in British Columbia. Evaluation findings revealed a low uptake to the learning series and identified logistical and internal barriers that HCPs face. This capstone uses the Theory of Planned Behavior to structure and understand these barriers to series’ uptake. Finally, recommendations, informed by literature and evaluation data, are offered to improve uptake of the series to ultimately strengthen the health sector’s response to GBV.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
Rights remain with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Malcolm Steinberg
Department: 
Faculty of Health Sciences - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Project (M.P.H.)
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