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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 292

The development of a clinical nurse instructor evaluation tool: The need to consult more widely


BMJ Learning, BMJ Group, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JR, United Kingdom

Date of Web Publication24-Oct-2017

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Dr. Kieran Walsh
BMJ Learning, BMJ Group, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JR
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How to cite this article:
Walsh K. The development of a clinical nurse instructor evaluation tool: The need to consult more widely. Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res 2015;20:292

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Walsh K. The development of a clinical nurse instructor evaluation tool: The need to consult more widely. Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Dec 6];20:292. Available from: http://www.ijnmrjournal.net/text.asp?2015/20/2/292/153784

Dear Editor,

Shahsavari et al. have presented an excellent account of the development and psychometric testing of a clinical nurse instructor evaluation tool. [1] Certainly, the evaluation tool has been put through a rigorous process that is made up of the steps typically necessary in the evaluation of tool development. However, a caveat may be that the tool might not have received input from all the relevant stakeholders. It surely did receive adequate feedback from the nursing students and nursing faculty members - nonetheless, there are other players in this domain that could have been involved. One such group is patients. We increasingly wish healthcare professional education to be learner centric and, at the same time, we wish it to be patient centric. [2] Indeed, healthcare professional education should be more than just an academic exercise - its explicit purpose should be to drive clinical quality improvement in the care of patients. [3] Thus, perhaps patients could have been involved to ensure that what clinical nurse instructors were teaching and how they were teaching was compatible with the needs and desires of the patients and lay people. Another important group is nurses' interprofessional colleagues, including allied healthcare professionals and doctors. Education for healthcare professions should be and increasingly is interdisciplinary - students and teachers from all the professions can and should learn from each other. [4] So, it would have been reasonable to hear the views of perhaps physiotherapists on how clinical nurse instructors should teach their juniors. These additional steps would likely have made the development process even more rigorous and the resulting tool even more educationally sound.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr Kieran Walsh

 
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1.
Shahsavari H, Yekta ZP, Zare Z, Sigaroodi AE. Iranian Effective Clinical Nurse Instructor evaluation tool: Development and psychometric testing. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res 2014;19:132-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Blasco PA, Kohen H, Shapland C. Parents-as-teachers: Design and establishment of a training programme for paediatric residents. Med Educ 1999;33:695-701.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Shojania KG, Silver I, Levinson W. Continuing medical education and quality improvement: A match made in heaven? Ann Intern Med 2012;156:305-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.
Barr H. Interprofessional education. In: Dent J, Harden R, editors. A practical guide for medical teachers. 3 rd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 2009. p. 187-92.  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

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