CLINGO – a teaching and learning resource to improve care planning
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CLINGO – a teaching and learning resource to improve care planning

Rebecca Rylance Assistant director, pre-qualifying nursing programmes, School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester, England
Peter Graham Senior quality improvement lead, Priory Healthcare Division, Northern Region, England

Clinical language has evolved as a result of clinical expertise, professional grouping and an NHS that is full of clichés and jargon. The game ‘health cliché bingo’ (CLINGO) developed following a research project by the authors exploring perceptions of mental health nursing students on care planning practice. CLINGO can be played individually or as a group. Each participant receives a CLINGO card. The facilitator selects a cliché – if the same cliché appears on the CLINGO card it can be checked off. As soon as a ‘full house’ is achieved, each clinical cliché is then discussed by the participants. It is the role of the facilitator to assist the group to find a more person-centred alternative to the cliché. Central to the learning experience is the notion of teamwork and reflection.

Mental Health Practice. 20, 5, 33-35. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2017.e1134


Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 30 October 2015

Accepted: 20 May 2016

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