Clinical placements in residential aged care facilities: the impact on nursing students' perception of aged care and the effect on career plans.

@article{Abbey2006ClinicalPI,
  title={Clinical placements in residential aged care facilities: the impact on nursing students' perception of aged care and the effect on career plans.},
  author={Jennifer A Abbey and Brian Abbey and Pamela Bridges and Ruth L. Elder and Pam Lemcke and Jacki Liddle and Robert N Thornton},
  journal={The Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={14-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Undergraduate nursing students have often found clinical placements in aged care unsatisfactory and/or unsettling, dissuading them from considering aged care as an employment option on graduation. This study asked which elements of the clinical placement experience produced that outcome; and what changes could yield more positive outcomes. DESIGN A descriptive qualitative pilot study was carried out in late 2003. A combination of nominal groups and semi-structured interviews was… CONTINUE READING

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