Effects of being a patient on student development
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Service-user involvement is a growing aspiration for health professionals and those involved in nursing education. This article describes one approach to integrating theory and practice through service-user involvement in a teaching setting. Gwen Carter, a student nurse, tells her story of becoming a patient and how reflecting on this experience affected her approach to patient care. By sharing her experience with peers and mentors, she was able to influence their approach to care, and made a difference to how mentors worked with students in practice.