• Posted 05-Jan-2021

CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECNOLOGY: START OF EUROPEAN PROJECT e LILY 2 (E-health Literacy Learning Skills among Nurses Working with Older People)

The eLILY 2 project is focused on the educational activities of nurses in the field of health literacy in geriatric patients.

The aim of the eLily2 project is to create a mixed training program (training and elearning course) for nurses caring for seniors and nursing students. All participating countries (Cyprus, Poland, Lithuania, Greece and Czechia) are countries with a low rate of health-related internet use among the elderly. The partners will prepare a comparative report on health literacy and internet use in each participating country. The report will be preceded by a survey on similarities and differences in health and ehealth literacy levels and the use of the Internet for health-related information.

The meetings of the ERASMUS+ project„eLily2 – Ehealth Literacy Learning skills among Nurses working with older people “(2020-1-CY01-KA202-065962) was organized by the Cyprus University of Technology, coordinator of the project on 18-19 November 2020. The meeting was held online with the participation of all participating project partners – Klaipėda State University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz (Poland) and Ostrava University (Czech Republic). The specific project aims to develop a blended training programme (class sessions and elearning course) for nurses and nursing students by expanding the existing knowledge developed as part of the eLILY project “ehealth LIteracy Learning skills among informal carers of older people and people with Dementia”.

With eLILY2, a course for Nurses will be developed focusing on enhancing the skills to:

  • identifying and understanding the health care service users with low Health Literacy; 
  • educating health service users to increase their empowerment and self-efficacy in dealing with health problems;
  • enhancing eHealth literacy skills among nurses and other health care professionals.

The development of a blended learning training targeting to enhance the skills of nurses regarding the identification and improvement of the Health Literacy and eHealth Literacy of patients is developed for the first time, so we consider it as an innovative practice in a digital era. The results of the project, which is funded by the EU budget, will raise awareness of health literacy among partner organisations, health professionals, nursing students, pilot participants, seniors and their families.

Source: Cyprus University of Technology News (https://bit.ly/38VClKs)