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Student nurses' perception of non-traditional clinical placements

Gillespie, Mark and McLaren, David (2010) Student nurses' perception of non-traditional clinical placements. British Journal of Nursing, 19 (11). pp. 705-708. ISSN 0966-0461

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Abstract

The inclusion of non-traditional clinical placements within a pre-registration nurse training course led to some concerns regarding the relevance and appropriateness of such experience within a nursing programme. These concerns gave rise to a literature review to explore student nurses' attitudes to clinical placements within non-traditional areas. Non-traditional placement areas enable contact with vulnerable populations, including older adults, people experiencing mental illness and those with intellectual or physical disabilities. Positive practice placement experience is associated with the successful development of clinical skills, strongly influences future career choice and is suggested to have a significant impact on the attitudes the student has towards the client group and specialism. There may need to be a shift in emphasis within nurse education, away from the traditional medical model, towards a more holistic understanding of care.

Item type: Article
ID code: 35863
Notes: Joint Authorship with M. Gillespie, University of West of Scotland
Keywords: clinical placements , nursing programme, nursing, education, Special aspects of education, Medicine(all)
Subjects: Education > Special aspects of education
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2011 13:39
Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 13:44
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/35863

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