How can patients participate in the assessment of student nurses' practice competencies?

Pickup, Julie (2017) How can patients participate in the assessment of student nurses' practice competencies? Masters thesis, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

This dissertation examines how patients and carers can make a meaningful contribution to the assessment of student nurses’ practice competencies on placement, as mandated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, (NMC) (2010). An integrative literature review was undertaken. Findings to support the rationale are minimal but thematic analysis grouped findings into 3 main themes: challenges, power relations and terminology and ethical considerations. The assignment reviews change models and proposes a strategy for change implementation, considering the evidence around the identified concerns. Integral to this change process, it then proceeds to examine evaluation of the project. The author concludes that even though the evidence base is weak, by collaboratively engaging with stakeholders and utilising the PDSA cycle and a process of learning evaluation, an opportunity can be created to engage patients in the process of student feedback. The model will allow continuous evaluation within a framework, which enables flexibility and adaptability, benefitting patients, mentors and student nurses.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Additional Information: Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment for the MSc Practice Development.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 09:33
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 18:26
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3293

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