Experience of nursing students with dyslexia on clinical placement
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Experience of nursing students with dyslexia on clinical placement

Christopher McPheat Staff nurse, Thoracic Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

A review of the literature was conducted to explore the experience of nursing students with dyslexia while on clinical placement. Three main themes emerged, including risk to patient safety, disclosure of dyslexia and support for nursing students. The literature review highlights the lack of dyslexia awareness and understanding in the research and at the trusts at which nursing students are placed, and calls for further research in this area.

Nursing Standard. 28, 41,44-49. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.41.44.e8005

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 21 June 2013

Accepted: 09 January 2014