This literature review set out to review the evidence relating to nursing, midwifery and AHP students raising concerns about poor clinical practice/care.
The review gives consideration of the following issues based on the academic literature:
- The UK policy drivers and public expectations for nursing, midwifery and AHP students
- Evidence in relation to barriers (and enablers) for students raising concerns
- The effect of workplace learning environments in terms of context and culture on reporting, including the impact of conflict between staff and positive team working practices
- The impact of higher education support mechanisms, including personal tutoring, link lecturers and practice education roles, in facilitating or hindering reporting
- The effect of student attributes and the use and impact of practice and education based support mechanisms in generating confidence to report
- Identification and analysis of the processes, mechanisms and strategies currently available in raising concerns with particular reference to good practice
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