A qualitative study exploring the benefits of elective placements to developing countries in pre-registration nursing education.

Shaw, Emma (2014) A qualitative study exploring the benefits of elective placements to developing countries in pre-registration nursing education. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Title: A qualitative study exploring the benefits of elective placements to developing countries during pre-registration nursing education.

Background: The quality of patient care delivery within the National Health Service has been under recent scrutiny (Mid Staffordshire Enquiry, 2005). Reviewing the effectiveness of nursing education to enhance the care delivery is recognised by the government to be important and closely linked (DoH, 2010). Minimal studies reflect on the impact that giving student nurses the opportunity to partake in an elective placement to a developing country can have on their progression and expertise as a forming nurse (Lee, 2004). This study explores student nurse’ experiences of current nursing elective education and assists in understanding how student nurses participating in a placement to a developing country in addition to becoming more aware of global health concerns, can benefit the NHS in terms of making up the current short falls in nursing care delivery.

Methods: A generic qualitative research employing a semi-structured interview method. Sampling technique involved convenience sample of nine participants within target group of Masters Level nursing students, who had partaken in an international immersion placement to a developing country. The setting was a large nursing school located in tertiary teaching school in the East Midlands, UK.

Key Findings: Three novel themes emerged; 1.Personal and People Development, 2.Global Competence and Enhanced Communication and 3.Health Promotion and Service Improvement. These were derivatives of the Knowledge and Skills Framework 6 core criteria (DH, 2004).

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 10:18
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 12:50
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/27092

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