Gentle interruptions: Transformative approaches to clinical teaching

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Title Gentle interruptions: Transformative approaches to clinical teaching
Author McAllister, Margaret; Tower, Marion; Walker, Rachel Michell
Journal Name Journal of Nursing Education
Editor Christine A. Tanner
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Thorofare, NJ
Publisher SLACK Inc.
Abstract This conceptual article, drawn from the authors' shared teaching experiences and recent student and clinician evaluation data, set out to reveal and then address some common problems faced by clinical educators and nursing students in the time-constrained, complex, specialized field of clinical learning. We explain and argue the benefits of transformative learning and outline specific strategies for building skills in transformative education, such as interrogating clinical routines and habits, teaching diplomacy skills, and using a process of interruption. Clinical educators can use these strategies to move beyond unwittingly serving the status quo toward consciously contributing to change.
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Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 SLACK Inc. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 46
Issue Number 7
Page from 304
Page to 312
ISSN 0148-4834
Date Accessioned 2007-07-04
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Centre for Health Practice Innovation
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Nursing
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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