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Table 2 Frequencies of key terms in UK curricula and competencies in paediatric rheumatology speciality

From: Identifying the content and context of pain within paediatric rheumatology healthcare professional curricula in the UK: a summative content analysis

Target healthcare professional Document title Document authors/organisations Length of document Objective of the document Total key terms identified Weighted percentage of ‘pain’ phrases within document Pain or pains Painful Pain assessment/measurement Pain communication Pain control/medications Pain management/treatment
Doctors Generic syllabus level 1. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), 2018. 60 pages “To train doctors to acquire detailed knowledge and understanding of health and illness in babies, children and young people.” 10 0.56% 7 0 0 0 0 3
Doctors Generic syllabus level 2. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), 2018. 54 pages As above. 8 0.67% 5 0 1 0 0 2
Doctors Generic syllabus level 3. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), 2018. *To be implemented alongside the document below 40 pages As above. 1 0.16% 0 0 0 0 0 1
Doctors Paediatric rheumatology syllabus level 3. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), 2018. 22 pages As above. 13 2.5% 3 1 1 0 1 7
Doctors A framework of competences for the special interest module in paediatric rheumatology The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), 2014. 14 pages “It is for doctors at Level 3 in their General Paediatric training who wish to work towards an expertise in Paediatric Rheumatology during Level 3 training or post CCT.” 8 5.41% 7 0 0 1 0 0
Nurses A competency framework for rheumatology nurses. Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 2020.
*To be implemented alongside the document below
37 pages This document provides a competency and role development framework for rheumatology practitioners in clinical practice most commonly termed as rheumatology nurse specialists (RNS).” 5 0.46% 1 0 1 0 0 3
Nurses Core competencies for paediatric rheumatology clinical nurse specialists and advanced nurse practitioners. Administering disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biologic therapies to children and young people with rheumatological conditions. The British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR) Section Council Nurse Group, 2014. 6 pages The competency levels set out here will help to identify the range of skill mixes that can be used in providing CYP rheumatology care.” 4
*Pain used in the context of assessment AND management therefore coded twice
1.22% 0 1 1 0 1 2
Nurses Role of the paediatric rheumatology nurse. Scottish paediatric and adolescent rheumatology network (SPARN), 2016. 1 page Not reported. 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professionals Paediatric rheumatology allied health professional competencies The British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR),2019. 5 pages “The following cover the recommended competencies for therapists (Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists) involved in the care of children and young people with rheumatology conditions.” 6 2.63% 5 0 0 0 0 1