Guidelines for value-sensitive clinical accompaniment in community health nursing
Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Journal of Nursing Management
Special Issue: This issue: Patient safety management in the health services Issue editor: Elisabeth Severinsson
Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 304–313, March 2013
How to Cite
BEUKES, S. and NOLTE, A. G. W. (2013), Guidelines for value-sensitive clinical accompaniment in community health nursing. Journal of Nursing Management, 21: 304–313. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01404.x
- Issue online: 11 MAR 2013
- Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2012
- Accepted for publication: 8 February 2012
- community nursing;
- nursing experts;
- student development
Aim The goal of the first part of the study was to explore and describe the experiences of students with regard to value-sensitive clinical accompaniment in community nursing. The purpose of phase two of the research and of this article was to develop guidelines for value-sensitive clinical accompaniment of student nurses by professional nurses in community nursing
Background Undergraduate students have reported that owing to different cultures and values, value conflicts are experienced during clinical accompaniment, which affects clinical learning in community nursing negatively.
Method A qualitative, exploratory and descriptive research design was done in a specific context; guidelines were formulated as a result of the findings in phase 1. Once the guidelines were formulated the guidelines were validated and refined by presenting them to a panel of experts for validation. The accessible population was experts in the field of community health nursing and the participants that were conveniently selected were asked to validate the guidelines.
Results Three main categories were identified, namely, respect during clinical accompaniment, value-sensitive communication and sensitivity to quality of clinical accompaniment. The validated and refined guidelines were described.
Conclusion and implications for nurse managers Guidelines for value-sensitive clinical accompaniment of student nurses by professional nurses as experts in community nursing should be implemented by nurse managers as they are important in any relationship to set the climate for both personal and professional wellbeing.