Journal article

Action learning sets for supporting postgraduate mental health nurses' transition to professional practice: A qualitative study

Julia F Hopkins, Bridget E Hamilton, Roshani K Prematunga, Gary Ennis, Katherine Fairest, James Houghton

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

This paper reports on a qualitative case study of postgraduate mental health nurses participating in a monthly facilitated action learning set (ALS) in order to support them while they transition from PGMHN to independent professional practice. The aim of the study was to determine what the impact of participating in an ALS would have on how they perceived clinical practice issues. The ALS comprised a small group of PGMHN supported by a facilitator in order to explore issues from clinical practice by using Socratic questions to challenge their thinking. Data were collected via a single focus group and a 20-item survey. Focus group textual data were coded line by line, and codes were synthesi..

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