Learning about population-health through a community practice learning project: An evaluation study.

Davenport, Maggie, Ooms, Ann and Marks-Maran, Di (2016) Learning about population-health through a community practice learning project: An evaluation study. Nurse Education in Practice, 17, pp. 43-51. ISSN (print) 1471-5953

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Increasing student nurse numbers requiring community placement learning opportunities has led to insufficient numbers of community nurses being available to support student nurses in the community. Although the study presented in the article is based in the UK this issue is reported widely in the literature across the globe. Universities in many countries have had to find innovative ways of providing community health learning opportunities for student nurses. This article reports on how one university in the UK has approached this challenge through students engaging in a population-based study in the community through group work. A research study was undertaken into this innovation which found that the student nurses engaged well with the project and with their groups and undertaking the project had positive value and impact on them and their understanding of population-health. Issues that arose for them largely focused on unequal participation in the group work by some with many participants perceiving that they had done more work on the group project and presentation than others in their group. However, working in this way was perceived to be a good learning experience for the majority of participants.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: community nursing, population-health, group work, evaluation research
Research Area: Education
Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (until 2017)
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Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2016 10:29
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 03:30
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2016.01.006
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/34876

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