Reconceptualising preceptorship in clinical nursing education in Ghana

Author
Asirifi, Mary
Ogilviea, Linda
Barton, Sylvia
Aniteye, Patience
Stobart, Kent
Bilash, Olenka
Eliason, Cecilia
Achempim-Ansong, Gloria
Kwashie, Atswei
Aziato, Lydia
Faculty Advisor
Date
2019
Keywords
Ghana , nursing education , clinical teaching , health , nursing , preceptorship , community , students , enhanced collaboration , active engagement
Abstract (summary)
Clinical teaching in nursing education is a worldwide challenge that needs to be context specific (Vitale, 2014) in relation to local health needs, current and potential nursing roles within the health system, and availability of human, fiscal, and clinical resources. Resource constraints, however, pose greater challenges in low and middle-income countries. In 2016, we engaged in a four-cycle community-based participatory action research (CBPR) study to examine current issues in clinical nursing education in one school of nursing in Ghana and worked collaboratively with stakeholders in visioning possibilities for improvement. Congruent with the CBPR approach (Caine & Mill, 2016), a four-member Collaborative Research Team from the School of Nursing engaged in the study consulted in the development of the research as it progressed, collaborated in data analysis, determined priorities for action, and participated in devising and implementing recommendations.
Publication Information
Asirifi, M., Ogilvie, L., Barton, S., Aniteye, P., Stobart, K., Bilash, O., Eliason, C., Ansong, G., Aziato, L & Kwashie, A. (2018). Re-conceptualising preceptorship in clinical nursing education in Ghana. International Journal of Africa Nursing Science, 7(10), 109-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijans.2019.04.004
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Item Type
Article
Language
English
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