What we know and what they do: nursing students' experiences of improvement knowledge in clinical practice
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Original versionKyrkjebø, J.M. og Hage, I. (2005) What we know and what they do: nursing students' experiences of improvement knowledge in clinical practice. Nurse Education Today, 25(3), s. 167-175. 10.1016/j.nedt.2004.11.008
Nations around the world face mounting problems in health care, including rising costs, challenges to accessing services, and wide variations in safety and quality. Several reports and surveys have clearly demonstrated that adverse events and errors pose serious threats to patient safety. It has become obvious that future health professionals will need to address such problems in the quality of patient care. This article discuss a research study examining improvement knowledge in clinical practice as experienced by nursing students with respect to a patient-centred perspective, knowledge of health-care processes, the handling of adverse events, cross-professional collaboration, and the development of new knowledge. Six focus groups were conducted, comprising a total of 27 second-year students. The resulting discourses were recorded, coded and analysed. The findings indicate a deficiency in improvement knowledge in clinical practice, and a gap between what students learn about patient care and what they observe. In addition the findings suggest that there is a need to change the culture in health care and health professional education, and to develop learning models that encourage reflection, openness, and scrutiny of underlying individual and organizational values and assumptions in health care.
Artikkelen omhandler en studie hvor hensikten var å undersøke hvordan 2års sykepleiestudenter opplever kvalitetsforbedring i klinisk praksis.