Why do students fail to disclose health problems?

Julie Devereux, Pat Hosgood, Jennifer Kirton, Barbara A Jack, Annette M Jinks

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Background: At the university where this study took place, pre-qualifying healthcare students had previously been enrolled on programmes and were found to have pre-existing and ongoing health problems, which caused difficulties for some students during clinical placements. Aim To develop a web-based information zone dealing with students’ concerns about fitness-to-practise issues. Method A three-stage study involving an online student survey, in-depth student interviews and development of a university web-based information zone was carried out. Results The web zone’s content is based on key areas of importance identified by students who participated in the study. Conclusion Early indications show that prospective and current students regularly use the web zone, demonstrated by the number of site hits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-20
JournalNursing times
Issue number1/2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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