Preserving Dignity in Care: Nursing Student Perspectives

Mullen, R. , Kydd, A., Fleming, A. and McMillan, L. (2019) Preserving Dignity in Care: Nursing Student Perspectives. 30th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference (NET2019), Keele, UK, 03-05 Sep 2019.

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This paper presents findings from a study exploring nursing students’ perspectives on ‘people’ and ‘place’ influences on the preservation of dignity in care. Participants identified more ‘people’ factors than ‘place’ ones and ranked the former as being more important than the latter. A total of 31 participants were recruited from a three-year undergraduate preregistration adult nursing programme in the West of Scotland. Nominal Group Technique (NGT) and content analysis were used, and each participant attended one of five nominal groups. Following the NGT process of scoring and ranking, each group concluded with the identification of the group’s ‘Top 5’ most important influences on dignity in care. Findings raise questions around the extent to which behaviour and relationships are explicit in curricula, and how effectively students are enabled to consider the context which influences that behaviour.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mullen, Dr Rosemary
Authors: Mullen, R., Kydd, A., Fleming, A., and McMillan, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
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