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The “values journey” of nursing and midwifery students selected using multiple mini interviews; year two findings

Callwood, Alison, Groothuizen, Johanna and Allen, Helen Therese (2019) The “values journey” of nursing and midwifery students selected using multiple mini interviews; year two findings Journal of Advanced Nursing.

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Aim To explore how adult, child, mental health nursing and midwifery students describe their “values journey” after completing their second year following exposure to the clinical practice environment. Background Where student nurses and midwives are selected using multiple mini interviews, in a values‐based recruitment process, the conservancy and or development of their personal values remains unclear. Design A hermeneutic, cross‐professional longitudinal study was commenced at one university in England in 2016 with data collection points at the end of years one (DC1), two (DC2) and three (DC3). From the 42 participants recruited in year one, 28 went on to participate in data collection at DC2 (3 adult, 6 child, 3 mental health nurses and 16 midwifery students). Methods Four semi‐structured focus groups were conducted. Data analysis incorporated inductive and deductive approaches in a hybrid synthesis. Findings Participants did not feel their values had changed fundamentally since year one. However, the prioritization of their values and how they were “put into practice” had changed. Key themes identified were: “changed sense of self as a healthcare practitioner”; “influences on values in practice” and “reflection on values.” Conclusion Reframing of personal values is an integral part of learning across clinical and academic settings. Critical reflective practice should be integrated into pre‐registration health education programmes to support student nurses and midwives sustain their learning around values; to maintain “good” values in the face of observed “bad” values.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Allen, Helen Therese
Date : 8 February 2019
Funders : University of Surrey Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Pump-Priming award
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Uncontrolled Keywords : Focus groups, midwifery students, nursing students, multiple mini interviews, values, values based recruitment, hermeneutic
Depositing User : Charlene King
Date Deposited : 20 Feb 2019 11:57
Last Modified : 20 Feb 2019 11:57

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