The involvement of service users in nursing students’ education
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The involvement of service users in nursing students’ education

Stacey Atkinson Senior lecturer, University of Leeds
Paul Williams Service user, Leeds

Stacey Atkinson and Paul Williams describe the benefits and challenges that input from all parties involved in client care can have on student selection and curriculum

This article outlines the impact, merits and challenges of service users’ and carers’ contributions to learning disability nurse training, and the practical considerations of such involvement. Service users and carers can be involved in student selection and teaching, and in healthcare delivery policy, curriculum planning, training programme development teaching, placement, assessments and final examinations.

Learning Disability Practice. 14, 3,18-21. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.04.14.3.18.c8441

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