- Article: Involving patients in assessment of students
- Author: Linda Chapman is education lead (mentor), Royal United Hospital Bath Trust; Jayne James is senior lecturer, adult nursing; Kate McMahon-Parkes is senior lecturer, adult nursing; both at University of the West of England.
- Patients’ perspectives on care are vital to improving the quality of NHS services
- Patients occasionally give feedback on the way student nurses have cared for them, but usually in an ad hoc way
- Developing a structured tool allows patients, carers and relatives to become part of the student nurse assessment process
- Patients can evaluate communication, comfort, and treating individuals with respect
- It is not appropriate to request feedback from some patients, for example those who are sedated or too ill
- How can structured patient feedback help in student assessment?
- How could patient feedback affect the relationship between the student and patient?
- What aspects of a student nurse’s care should patients assess?
- Could patient feedback be used to assess registered nurses performance?
Follow the debate on twitter #NTjournalclub