Challenging nurse student selection policy: using a lifeworld approach to explore the link between care experience and student values.

Scammell, J., Tait, D., White, S. and Tait, M., 2017. Challenging nurse student selection policy: using a lifeworld approach to explore the link between care experience and student values. Nursing Open, pp. 1-12. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1002/nop2.88

Abstract

Aim: This study uses a lifeworld perspective to explore beginning students’ values about nursing. Internationally, increasing care demand, a focus on targets and evidence of dehumanized care cultures have resulted in scrutiny of practitioner values. In England, selection policy dictates that prospective nursing students demonstrate person-centred values and care work experience. However, there is limited recent evidence exploring values at programme commencement or the effect of care experience on values. Design: Mixed method study. Methods: A total of 161 undergraduate nursing students were recruited in 2013 from one English university. Thematic content analysis and frequency distribution to reveal descriptive statistics were used. Results: Statistical analysis indicated that most of the values identified in student responses were not significantly affected by paid care experience. Five themes were identified: How I want care to be; Making a difference; The value of learning; Perceived characteristics of a nurse; and Respecting our humanity. Students readily drew on their experience of living to identify person-centred values about nursing.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2054-1058
Additional Information:© 2017 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Values; nurse students; nurse education; lifeworld; humanising care; care culture; recruitment policy; selection policy
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:29489
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:20 Jul 2017 14:39
Last Modified:20 Jul 2017 14:59

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