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The uniqueness of elderly care: Registered nursesʹ experience as preceptors during clinical practice in nursing homes and home-based care
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Carlson، نويسنده , , Elisabeth and Bengtsson، نويسنده , , Mariette، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2014
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Summary pected shortage of registered nurses with an advanced degree as specialists in geriatric care or gerontology is imminent. Previous studies report that clinical practice where student nurses are supervised by registered nurses has a direct impact on how students perceive nursing as a profession and future career choice. Considering the anticipated need for well-educated and specialised nurses it is therefore, relevant as well as necessary to describe clinical learning with a focus on preceptorship in geriatric nursing care. This paper is a report of a study describing registered nursesʹ experience of precepting undergraduate student nurses during clinical practice in nursing homes and home-based care. A qualitative design, based on seven focus group interviews, was employed with 30 registered nurses with preceptor experience from nursing homes and home-based care for the elderly. Our findings present three precepting strategies that are unique to elderly care: preparing students for end of life care, facilitating a respectful approach to the older person and promoting creativity and independent work. The findings are discussed using a socio-cultural perspective and illustrate how communities of elderly practice can be valuable learning environments.
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preceptor , Socio-Cultural Theory , Nurse education , clinical practice , Elderly care
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Nurse Education Today
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