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Commentary on: Mikkonen K, Elo S, Kuivila HM, et al. Culturally and linguistically diverse healthcare students’ experiences of learning in a clinical environment: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Int J Nurs Stud 2015. Published Online First: 20 Jun 2015. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.06.004
Implications for practice and research
Nursing students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background are responsible for their own learning in a clinical environment. However, domestic peers and clinical mentors are also involved in CALD nursing students’ experiences of learning.
The experiences of nursing students from CALD backgrounds in a clinical environment provide nurse educators in academic and clinical settings with an insight as to how they can enhance students’ learning.
The challenges and reciprocal benefits that domestic peers and clinical mentors experience with CALD students are not well understood and warrant further research.
The phenomenon of cultural and linguistic diversity among health professionals within the global community is linked …
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