There are more clinical learners in the UK than ever before, training in a stretched healthcare service. This study asks how we can align the priorities of providing a safe and effective service for patients with the learning needs of medical and nursing students.
MEDNURSE is a qualitative interview study. We will interview 10 each of medical and nursing students and their respective supervisors. We will use reflexive thematic analysis to generate themes and recommendations.
How do students and their supervisors from across medicine and nursing perceive the competing priorities of “service” and “learning” for health students?
Are there differences in perceptions of service and learning between medical and nursing students and, if so, what are the factors influencing these differences?
What facilitators and barriers exist to effectively engaging students of both disciplines in service and learning in the clinical workspace, as perceived by students and supervisors?
In what ways can institutions interested in facilitating placements that involve service provision (for example, the new medical degree apprenticeships) engage and support students and supervisors, in light of their perceptions?
Our findings will be used to inform the design of future healthcare courses, ensuring a balance between student learning and meeting the needs of patients and the healthcare system.
Protocol will be uploaded once available.
Submission to Journal
Primary Investigator: Anna Harvey Bluemel
Steering committee: Matthew H V Byrne, Megan Brown, Eabha Lynn, Aqua Asif, Nicci Jones-Anderson, Aki Karas