Vejledning af psykisk sårbare studerende i klinisk praksis
Hvad oplever de studerende at de har af udfordringer, og hvad peger de på er deres vejledningsbehov?
The article reports the results from a two-year interprofessional action research project. The primary purpose of the project was to uncover the need for counselling in students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and in students diagnosed with depression.
Five individual qualitative, semi-structured interviews were conducted from the education programmes in physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing to explore the students’ perceptions of challenges in and needs for counselling during the clinical part of their education programme.
Analysis of the interview data showed that students were challenged by long transportation to the clinical training site, requirements to compulsory attendance along with required reading and written assignments. Moreover, the students felt vulnerable to unclear expectations, the examination was seen as an insurmountable obstacle causing stress from an early point in the clinical training period. Stress and the feeling of not performing adequately impaired the students’ memory and their ability to manage their learning disabilities, which were challenged during clinical training with a considerable workload.
The students positively emphasised their clinical training to be exciting and it reassured them that they had made the right choice of education.
The five interviews have created a basis for developing study methods and counselling tools.
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