Guiding the transition of nursing practise from an inpatient to a community-care setting: A Saudi Arabian experience

Simpson, Elaine, Butler, Mollie, Al-Somali, Shayda, & Courtney, Mary D. (2006) Guiding the transition of nursing practise from an inpatient to a community-care setting: A Saudi Arabian experience. Nursing and Health Sciences, 8(2), pp. 120-124.

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The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the Transitional Practise Model, which was used as the educational learning program to guide the transition of two Saudi nurses from an acute inpatient environment into a community setting. This model was informed by Benner's "novice to expert" concept and is grounded in experiential learning and critical thinking. The aim was to enhance knowledge and skills by providing opportunities for learning in order to make an effective transition from an acute inpatient environment into community nursing. The model was effective in guiding and bridging the gap for nurses to undertake a transition from a hospital inpatient environment into a community setting. The use of preceptors was invaluable in providing an understanding of the nature of professional practise through learning opportunities, mentoring, and support.

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ID Code: 9766
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Community, Inpatient, Preceptor, Transitional Practise Model
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2006.00258.x
ISSN: 1441-0745
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing
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Deposited On: 27 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:27

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