Service users’ perceptions of student nurses

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Abstract

Barksby J (2014) Service users’ perceptions of student nurses. Nursing Times; 110: 19, 23–25.

Background

A group consisting of a lecturer, staff nurses and mentors to student nurses on placement wanted to explore service users’ perceptions of student nurses.

Aim

To explore service users’ perceptions of student nurses and their experience of being nursed by them.

Method

This research involved a qualitative study of service users’ perceptions of student nurses. It involved brief semi-structured interviews where the service users were asked about their experiences. A thematic analysis of their responses was undertaken.

Results

In many cases, perceptions of student nurses was positive and service users had fond recollections but some remembered students in a negative way. Many service users remembered student nurses coming and going but considered this to be neither good nor bad - they expressed indifference as they were accustomed to having health professionals change throughout their care pathway.

Conclusion

This study focused on people with learning disabilities but the findings are likely to apply to all care settings, particularly those that are long stay, where the care environment becomes home. The findings give student nurses and other staff insight into service users’ experiences.

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> Gaining feedback from users of learning disability services

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> How services users feel about interactions with student nurses

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> What service users liked and disliked about being cared for by student nurses

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A study examined how people using learning disability services perceived student nurses and what they liked and disliked about the students’ presence and input

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