Issue 16.3

Is Wikipedia suitable as a learning resource for nursing and healthcare students?

The way in which students learn has changed considerably, with them accessing electronic resources in a variety of ways. Students do not just read textbooks and journals; instead they use the World Wide Web to access information. So what are they accessing and how reliable is it? Should we allow nursing and healthcare students to use Wikipedia as a resource in their academic work?

James Meek
Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire

The effectiveness of workplace interventions to reduce HIV-related stigma amongst healthcare professionals

The aim of this study was to undertake a systematic review and critically appraise research to investigate the effectiveness of workplace interventions to reduce HIV-related stigma amongst healthcare providers. The evidence shows a great deal more research needs to be undertaken, all using the same, validated measurement tool of stigma, to investigate the biomedical and health effects stigma-reducing interventions have on PLWH.

Megan Hill & Catrin Evans
Staff Nurse, Royal London Hospital & Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

An exploration of student mental health nurses’ narratives about working with service users living with HIV

This article reviews student mental health nurses' narratives of working with service users with mental health problems and HIV. It is an explorative study including two student narratives reviewing their experiences. This study could be replicated on a larger scale to further explore students’ experiences of working with this service user group.

James Meek, Emma Jones, Nicola Kennedy, Martin Jones
Senior Lecturer,University of Central Lancashire,Student Mental Health Nurse,University of Central Lancashire

The nurses of the future: HIV education, where is it on the curriculum?

This article explores pre-registration nurses’ exposure to HIV education. Using a combination of clinical and academic reflections the article aims to establish how student nurses develop their passion for caring for people living with HIV. Within the article a way forward is discussed with a view to improve care for people living with HIV and also ensuring that HIV education is firmly embedded within the pre-registration nurse curriculum.

Michelle Croston
Specialist Nurse, North Manchester General Hospital and Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

Increasing HIV awareness for young people through a creative and student-led assessment strategy

According to the World Health Organisation, 34% of all newly diagnosed global HIV infections are attributed to 15–24 year olds. It is recognised that health promotion for this age group holds complex barriers, largely arising from hesitancy to confront sexual issues. A fresh, imaginative promotion idea is described here.

Jade Johnson
Student Nurse, University of Central Lancashire

Experiences of stigma and discrimination in healthcare towards people living with HIV: how can this be addressed?

Stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV remains a global challenge within healthcare today and it is largely caused by lack of knowledge regarding methods of transmission. There is a very great need for education to address the issue.

Sarah Skundric
Manchester Metropolitan University

HIV Nursing

Sharing best practice in HIV care

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