The ‘values journey’ of nursing and midwifery students selected using multiple mini interviews; Year One findings

Callwood, Alison and Bolger, Sarah and Allan, Helen T. (2018) The ‘values journey’ of nursing and midwifery students selected using multiple mini interviews; Year One findings. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74 (5). pp. 1139-1149. ISSN 0309-2402

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Abstract

Aim: to explore how adult, child and mental health nursing and midwifery students, selected using multiple mini interviews, describe their ‘values journey’ following exposure to the clinical practice environment.

Background: Values based recruitment incorporates assessment of healthcare students’ personal values using approaches like multiple mini interviews. Students’ experience of adjustment to their values during their programme is conceptualised as a ‘values journey’. The impact of VBR in alleviating erosion of personal values is unclear.
Design A cross-professional longitudinal cohort study was commenced at one university in England in 2016 with data collection points at the end of years one, two and three. Non-probability consecutive sampling resulted in 42 healthcare students (8 adult, 8 child and 9 mental health nursing and 17 midwifery students) taking part.

Methods: Six semi-structured focus groups were conducted at the end of participants’ Year One (DC1). Data analysis incorporated inductive and deductive approaches in a hybrid synthesis.

Findings: Participants described a ‘values journey’ where their values, particularly communication, courage and wanting to make a difference, were both challenged and retained. Participants personal journeys also acknowledged the: ‘courage it takes to use values’; ‘reality of values in practice’ and ‘need for self-reflection on values’.

Conclusion: A ‘values journey’ may begin early in healthcare student’s education programme. This is important to recognise so that appropriate measures are implemented to support students across higher education and clinical practice. Consideration should also be given to the values incorporated in values based recruitment to ensure their fitness for purpose.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 23190
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:Callwood A, Bolger S, Allan HT. The ‘values journey’ of nursing and midwifery students selected using multiple mini interviews; Year One findings. J Adv Nurs. 2018;74:1139–1149., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13514. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 04:04
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23190

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