Teaching Nursing Practice at Jordanian Universities

Hayajneh, Ferial A (1995) Teaching Nursing Practice at Jordanian Universities. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This research examined factors affecting the effectiveness of clinical teaching of nursing in Jordan for the first time. Three methods were used, a questionnaire administered to students and teachers, direct observation of ten teachers and critical incidents elicited from students. The technique of critical incidents asked students to give events which were examples of good and bad teaching practice and a large pool of incidents was developed. It was found that the questionnaire method did not give useful results because of a large response bias, suggesting that questionnaires, at least in English, may be inappropriate for use in Jordanian student evaluations. The critical incidents were classified by the researcher with a jury and the types of effective and ineffective behaviour identified were generally similar to those found in the previous literature. They were also supported both by the researcher's direct observations and by students' and teachers' suggestions for improving teaching, made in the questionnaire. Five categories of issue were identified, the interpersonal abilities of the teacher, summative evaluation, formative evaluation, professional competence and motivational factors. Some special problems were identified which reflected the difficulties of applying nursing practices learned from Anglo-American textbooks to Jordanian society. Other problems included teachers failing to have sufficient interaction with the students or with ward staff, teachers not being involved in clinical procedures themselves and teachers not interacting appropriately with students. There were also problems with evaluation; formative evaluation was often absent or confused with summative evaluation and the criteria for summative evaluation were not clear. These findings are discussed with reference to the previous literature and a number of suggestions are made for improving clinical teaching of nursing in Jordan.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Nursing, Health education, Middle Eastern studies
Date of Award: 1995
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1995-75804
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 18:09
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 18:09
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75804

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