Healthcare assistants: where to go from here?

Edwards, Sharon (2007) Healthcare assistants: where to go from here? British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 1 (8). pp. 369-371. ISSN 1753-1586

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It has emerged that a number of healthcare assistants (HCAs) want to gain better education to ensure evidenced-based nursing practice. Undertaking a diploma or degree includes practice experience, but highly values science as its primary basis. This is proposed to be deficient alone as it fails to give HCAs a deeper understanding of practice through learning from it, to care at a higher level. To facilitate this there needs to be a way to access a professional qualification in nursing that values learning from practice. The subject of a practice pathway to achieving professional registration as a nurse, open to HCAs and direct entrants, is open for debate.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Education, Competency, Development
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 13:14
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 08:12

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