Cristin-resultat-ID: 1237912
Sist endret: 6. november 2016 20:00
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2015
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2016

Enhancing students’ moral competence in practice: Challenges experienced by Malawian nurse teachers

Bidragsytere:
  • Eva Merethe Solum
  • Veronica Mary Maluwa
  • Bodil Tveit og
  • Ingeborg Elisabeth Severinsson

Tidsskrift

Nursing Ethics
ISSN 0969-7330
e-ISSN 1477-0989
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2016
Publisert online: 2015
Trykket: 2016
Volum: 23
Hefte: 6
Sider: 685 - 697

Importkilder

Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84987762519

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Helsefag • Sykepleievitenskap

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Tittel

Enhancing students’ moral competence in practice: Challenges experienced by Malawian nurse teachers

Sammendrag

Background: Nurses and student nurses in Malawi often encounter challenges in taking a moral course of action. Several studies have demonstrated a need for increased awareness of ethical issues in the nursing education. Objective: To explore the challenges experienced by nurse teachers in Malawi in their efforts to enhance students’ moral competence in clinical practice. Research design: A qualitative hermeneutic approach was employed to interpret the teachers’ experiences. Participants and research context: Individual interviews (N = 8) and a focus group interview with teachers (N =9) from different nursing colleges were conducted. Ethical considerations: Ethical approval was granted, and all participants signed their informed consent. Findings: Two overall themes emerged: (1) authoritarian learning climate, with three subthemes: (a) fear of making critical comments about clinical practice, (b) fear of disclosing mistakes and lack of knowledge and (c) lack of a culture of critical discussion and reflection that promotes moral competence; and (2) discrepancy between expectations on learning outcome from nursing college and the learning opportunities in practice comprising three subthemes: (a) gap between the theory taught in class and learning opportunities in clinical practice, (b) lack of good role models and (c) lack of resources. Discussion: Our findings indicated that showing respect was a central objective when the students were assessed in practice. A number of previous studies have enlightened the need for critical reflection in nursing education. Few studies have linked this to challenges experienced by teachers for development of moral competence in practice. This is one of the first such studies done in an African setting.

Bidragsytere

Eva Merethe Solum

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for sykepleie- og helsevitenskap ved Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge

Veronica Mary Maluwa

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Malawi

Bodil Tveit

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Fakultet for helsefag ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole
Aktiv cristin-person

Ingeborg Elisabeth Severinsson

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for sykepleie- og helsevitenskap ved Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge
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