Green, R and Bull, R, Simulated community spaces and nurses' practice preparedness: a thematic inquiry, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10, (3) pp. e111-e117. ISSN 1876-1399 (2014) [Refereed Article]
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Background: The paper reports findings of a study examining how the construction of simulated spaces influences undergraduate nursing studentsí preparedness for practice.
Methods: A descriptive exploratory design comprising field observation, group interviews and focus groups elicited data which was analysed thematically.
Results: The construction of simulation space influences how students respond to clinical contexts by highlighting tacitly held values, strengthening critical thinking and promoting confidence.
Conclusions: Simulation space is a physical reflection of the dominant values underpinning nursing curricula. Its design and construction can enhance studentsí preparedness for practice and is a critical feature of contemporary nurse education curricula.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||simulation, community, undergraduate nursing education, pedagogical space, culture|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Field:||Community and primary care|
|Objective Group:||Other health|
|Objective Field:||Other health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Green, R (Ms Rosy Green)|
|UTAS Author:||Bull, R (Professor Rosalind Bull)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||2|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences B|
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