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Writing Lives: The Development of Nurse Education by Using the Biographies of Older People

Williams, Sion and Keady, John (2004) Writing Lives: The Development of Nurse Education by Using the Biographies of Older People. In: Narrative, Memory & Identity: Theoretical and Methodological Issues. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 193-200.

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      The development of gerontological nurse education in North Wales is an
      ongoing project and is mainly centred on partnership between the School of
      Nursing, University of Wales, Bangor and the three local NHS Trusts that
      cover a substantial, and largely rural, geographical area. The Health care and
      ageing module coursework focuses on a biographical approach to
      understanding ageing and chronicity, underpinned by an emic viewpoint.
      Following preparation by the primary lecturer (SW), this requires the
      production of a 3,500 word assignment based on taking the life history of an
      older person from their work setting. The module assessment and engagement
      strategy utilises Johnson’s (1978) framework as the basis for completing an
      older person’s life history. The current Health care and ageing programme
      commenced in 1998 and so far five cohorts (n=46) have successfully
      completed the module. This chapter explores the theoretical rationale for
      developing and evaluating the ‘Health care and ageing: integrating
      perspectives’ module on the DPP framework, a short 15 day course that is
      accessed by nurse practitioners from a range of settings within the NHS and
      private sectors, including acute, and community sectors, mental health and
      continuing care.

      Item Type: Book Chapter
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      Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
      H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
      C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
      School of Human and Health Sciences
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      Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
      Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2009 09:45
      Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 14:14


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