Role modelling practice with students on clinical placements
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Role modelling practice with students on clinical placements

Adrienne Price Head of midwifery, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey
Bob Price Director, Postgraduate awards in advancing healthcare practice, Health and Social Care Faculty, The Open University, Milton Keynes

This article explores practical ways of role modelling practice with students on clinical placements. Students are frequently assigned to a senior practitioner for periods of observation, which involves shadowing the practitioner in practice. Learning opportunities are not necessarily seized because a strategy is not in place to enhance learning. The article provides guidance on how to proceed effectively with role modelling.

Nursing Standard. 24, 11,51-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.11.24.11.51.c7391

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altanprice@aol.com

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