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Becoming a nursing and social work student an interpretive phenomenological analysis of interprofessional education

Allen, D, Baker, T and Rootes, D 2014, 'Becoming a nursing and social work student an interpretive phenomenological analysis of interprofessional education' , Background: The call for interprofessional nursing and social work education in the United Kingdom has led to the development of a singularly integrated nursing and social work degree. Although evidence exists to highlight the impact of this degree in pra, 2 (1) , pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

Background: The call for interprofessional nursing and social work education in the United Kingdom has led to the development of a singularly integrated nursing and social work degree. Although evidence exists to highlight the impact of this degree in practice, details of the experience of interprofessional nursing and social work education have not been studied in equal depth. Methods and Findings: Guided by the tenets of interpretive phenomenological analysis, six students who had recently completed the first year of a nursing and social work degree were asked to describe their experiences of interprofessional education. The dominant theme that emerged from analysis highlighted the importance of providing students with a bespoke curriculum, which could communicate their full and inclusive integration. Where this was not achieved, students explained that they could become confused by increased workloads and a sense of separatism. Conclusions: When combining nursing and social work into a single degree, pedagogic strategies must be confidently prepared to deliver a specific interprofessional nursing and social work curriculum. Above all, this curriculum must demonstrate an integrated philosophy and distinctive orientation to inclusive interprofessional education.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Background: The call for interprofessional nursing and social work education in the United Kingdom has led to the development of a singularly integrated nursing and social work degree. Although evidence exists to highlight the impact of this degree in pra
Publisher: Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1916-7342
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Dan Allen
Date Deposited: 18 May 2015 16:44
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2015 10:39
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34541

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