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Extended placements make students more effective

Heinrich Heidinger Lecturer (learning disability nursing studies), School of Nursing Midwifery and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University

Heinrich Heidinger describes the development of an approach to learning disability nurse education designed to overcome shortfalls in the time students spend in clinical practice

Recently I attended a seminar facilitated by Professor Phil Barker and _ Poppy Buchanan-Barker about the now well-established Tidal Model for mental health nursing practice (Buchannan-Barker and Barker 2008). During the seminar, Professor Barker spoke of the importance of human relationships and the value of people’s personal stories; indeed, he contended that in the final analysis, all humans amount to are their stories.

Learning Disability Practice. 12, 1,27-29. doi: 10.7748/ldp2009.

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