Participatory action research: Involving students in parent education

Cathrine Fowler, Sau Ting Cynthia Wu, Yuk Yin Lam

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Abstract

Competition for scarce clinical placements has increased requiring new and innovative models to be developed to meet the growing need. A participatory action research project was used to provide a community nursing clinical experience of involvement in parent education. Nine Hong Kong nursing students self-selected to participate in the project to implement a parenting program called Parenting Young Children in a Digital World. Three project cycles were used: needs identification, skills development and program implementation. Students were fully involved in each cycle's planning, action and reflection phase. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected to inform the project. The overall outcome of the project was the provision of a rich and viable clinical placement experience that created significant learning opportunities for the students and researchers. This paper will explore the student's participation in this PAR project as an innovative clinical practice opportunity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Education in Practice
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Clinical placement
  • Parent education
  • Participatory action research
  • Student nurses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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