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Living on the edge: issues that undermine the capacity of residential aged care providers to support student nurses on clinical placement

Citation

Robinson, A and Andrews-Hall, S and Fassett, MJ, Living on the edge: issues that undermine the capacity of residential aged care providers to support student nurses on clinical placement, Australian Health Review, 31, (3) pp. 368-378. ISSN 0156-5788 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/AH070368

Abstract

This paper reports in part on the Building Connections in Aged Care Project about developing quality clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students in residential aged care in Tasmania, Australia. Informed by an action research approach, and using multi-methods data collection, the three-stage project explored issues impacting on students' experiences of placement, implemented strategies to address identified issues, and tested the sustainability of achievements gained. This research highlights the vulnerability of residential aged care facilities to changing conditions and shows how problematic circumstances related to staffing and workloads can readily undermine their capacity to provide supportive teaching and learning environments for students.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Aged Care Nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Robinson, A (Professor Andrew Robinson)
Author:Andrews-Hall, S (Dr Sharon Andrews)
Author:Fassett, MJ (Dr Matthew Fassett)
ID Code:51027
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2008-05-26
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