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Non-conventional clinical placements and the experience of the facilitator: a phenomenology study

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Abstract


  • Purpose

    The experiences of clinical facilitators working within non-conventional mental health settings have not yet been explored. The purpose of this paper is to explore the experiences of clinical facilitators when facilitating nursing student learning within a non-conventional mental health clinical placement.

    Design/methodology/approach

    This study adopted a qualitative phenomenological approach. The participants in this study were five registered nurses who had facilitated students at a non-conventional mental health clinical placement called Recovery Camp. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted.

    Findings

    The facilitators experiences could be understood through two main themes: facilitator skills and opportunities for student learning. Recovery Camp allowed the facilitators to build on their own nursing and facilitation skills, while examining themselves as a mental health nurse. “Being with” students (immersive engagement) enabled opportunistic and rare learning moments.

    Originality/value

    To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first known study to explore the experiences of clinical facilitators working in a non-conventional mental health placement.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Hall, R., Moxham, L., Perlman, D. & Tapsell, A. (2020). Non-conventional clinical placements and the experience of the facilitator: a phenomenology study. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Online First

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2583&context=ihmri

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/1555

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Purpose

    The experiences of clinical facilitators working within non-conventional mental health settings have not yet been explored. The purpose of this paper is to explore the experiences of clinical facilitators when facilitating nursing student learning within a non-conventional mental health clinical placement.

    Design/methodology/approach

    This study adopted a qualitative phenomenological approach. The participants in this study were five registered nurses who had facilitated students at a non-conventional mental health clinical placement called Recovery Camp. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted.

    Findings

    The facilitators experiences could be understood through two main themes: facilitator skills and opportunities for student learning. Recovery Camp allowed the facilitators to build on their own nursing and facilitation skills, while examining themselves as a mental health nurse. “Being with” students (immersive engagement) enabled opportunistic and rare learning moments.

    Originality/value

    To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first known study to explore the experiences of clinical facilitators working in a non-conventional mental health placement.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Hall, R., Moxham, L., Perlman, D. & Tapsell, A. (2020). Non-conventional clinical placements and the experience of the facilitator: a phenomenology study. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Online First

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2583&context=ihmri

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/1555

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom