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The 'values journey' of nursing and midwifery students selected using multiple mini interviews: Evaluations from a longitudinal study

Groothuizen, Johanna Elise, Callwood, Alison and Allan, Helen Therese (2019) The 'values journey' of nursing and midwifery students selected using multiple mini interviews: Evaluations from a longitudinal study Nursing Inquiry.

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Values‐based practice is deemed essential for healthcare provision worldwide. In England, values‐based recruitment methods, such as multiple mini interviews (MMIs), are employed to ensure that healthcare students’ personal values align with the values of the National Health Service (NHS), which focus on compassion and patient‐centeredness. However, values cannot be seen as static constructs. They can be positively and negatively influenced by learning and socialisation. We have conceptualised students’ perceptions of their values over the duration of their education programme as a ‘values journey’. The aim of this hermeneutic longitudinal focus group study was to explore the ‘values journey’ of student nurses and midwives, recruited through MMIs, across the 3 years of their education programme. The study commenced in 2016, with 42 nursing and midwifery students, originally recruited onto their programmes through multiple mini interviews. At the third and final point of data collection, 25 participants remained. Findings indicate that students' confidence, courage and sense of accountability increased over the 3 years. However, their values were also shaped by time constraints, emotional experiences and racial discrimination. We argue that adequate psychological support is necessary as healthcare students embark on and progress through their values journey, and propose a framework for this.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Groothuizen, Johanna
Allan, Helen Therese
Date : 26 June 2019
Funders : University of Surrey
DOI : 10.1111/nin.12307
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Midwifery students; Multiple mini interviews; Nursing students; Personal values; Psychological support; Racism; Reflection; Values‐based recruitment
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 27 Jun 2019 08:20
Last Modified : 27 Jun 2020 02:08

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