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Nurses as educators: creating teachable moments in practice

Reynolds, L. M. ORCID: 0000-0002-4288-3732, Attenborough, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-4018-8445 & Halse, J. (2020). Nurses as educators: creating teachable moments in practice. Nursing Times, 116(2), pp. 25-28.


Effective workplace teaching is increasingly important in healthcare, with all staff being potential educators. The introduction of new roles and the need to create capacity for increased numbers of students can make it difficult to create a good learning experience. Despite the richness of clinical practice as a learning environment, creating capacity for teaching can be challenging. This article explores the possibilities for identifying and creating teachable moments in busy clinical environments and suggests a developmental model for incorporating these learning opportunities. Teachable moments linked directly to optimal patient care can potentially influence and shape a positive learning culture in clinical environments.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Nursing
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