Preparing students to care for patients at the end of life

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Westwood, Stacey and Brown, Michelle 2019. Preparing students to care for patients at the end of life. Nursing Times.
AuthorsWestwood, Stacey and Brown, Michelle
Abstract

Student nurses complete placements in a variety of clinical settings and it is not possible to predict what situations they may encounter, which makes adequate preparation a challenge. They are likely to encounter death and dying during clinical placements from the very start of their education, without necessarily having adequate preparation for the experience. At the University of Derby, 59 first-year students in adult nursing who had completed their first placement evaluated their preparedness to encounter patients at the end of life. They generally found that they lacked training, support and confidence. This article discusses the results of the study and explores how pre-registration nursing education could be improved in this area.

KeywordsDeath and Dying; Compassion; Placement Learning
Year2019
JournalNursing Times
PublisherEMAP Publishing
ISSN09547762
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624314
hdl:10545/624314
Publication datesOct 2019
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Deposited05 Dec 2019, 09:28
Accepted09 Sep 2019
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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