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Nurse Educ Today. 2011 Feb;31(2):179-83. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.05.015. Epub 2010 Jul 2.

Health science students' conceptions of group supervision.

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University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Science, P.O. Box 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland. mari.kangasniemi@uef.fi

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of this study was to describe health science university students' conceptions of group supervision during work on bachelor's thesis.

METHOD:

This study is a qualitative research. Data were collected with an open data collection form from health science students (N=77). It was analysed by using inductive content analysis, conducted by a multidisciplinary research team.

ETHICAL ISSUES:

Appropriate ethical principles and scientific practice were followed. All the participants provided informed consent.

RESULTS:

Students' conceptions of group supervisions consisted of organization of group supervision, the nature of supervision, the interaction between students, the role of the supervisor and learning results.

CONCLUSION:

Group supervision is a student-centred and problem-based method of supervision achieving a common target. It consists of interaction between students and supervisor. The supervisor's role is profiled as scientific and substantial expertise. Group supervision is a suitable supervision method for achieving theoretical and practical scientific skills.

PMID:
20598404
DOI:
10.1016/j.nedt.2010.05.015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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