Preregistration nursing students' experiences of a palliative care course in a resource-poor setting

Bassah, Nahyeni and Cox, Karen and Seymour, Jane (2018) Preregistration nursing students' experiences of a palliative care course in a resource-poor setting. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 24 (8). pp. 388-397. ISSN 1357-6321. (doi:https://doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.8.388) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Palliative care education for non-specialist health professionals is an important strategy for widening access to palliative care. To describe Cameroonian nursing students' experiences and perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of a palliative care course, with a view to refining the course. Three focus groups were conducted with 23 students, and data were analysed thematically using the framework approach. The students reported connecting with their past personal and professional experiences in the care of patients with palliative care needs during the course. The main course strength reported was its use of a variety of interactive educational strategies, such as role plays, group discussions and case studies. The course's main reported weakness was the lack of supervised clinical practice in palliative care. The use of a variety of interactive educational strategies-including supervised clinical practice-is considered by nursing students as vital to enhancing learning in palliative care education. However, the lack of supervised palliative care clinical practice opportunities is a challenge in Cameroon.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Curriculum development, Palliative care curriculum, Pre-registration nursing education, Resource-poor
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Central Services > Office of the Vice-Chancellor
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Depositing User: Karen Cox
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 16:19 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 16:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69007 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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