Service user involvement in student selection
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Service user involvement in student selection

Marie O’Boyle-Duggan Senior lecturer in learning disability nursing, Birmingham City University
Joy Grech Senior lecturer in child nursing, Birmingham City University
James Kelly Service users
Stephen Valentine Service users
Annette Kelly Home leader and student mentor, Three Gates, Solihull

Marie O’Boyle-Duggan and colleagues look at the role of technology in ensuring that adults with learning disabilities and children can help choose candidates for nursing courses

This article describes a collaboration between learning disability staff and two residents of a community home in the selection of learning disability nursing students, and of children in the selection of child nursing students. In both scenarios, service users used Voxur video technology. By involving clients in this unique way, the organisations concerned enriched the selection and recruitment of candidates for the nursing courses, while making the reasonable adjustments suggested by disability legislation and the Department of Health.

Learning Disability Practice. 15, 4,20-24. doi: 10.7748/ldp2012.



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