Improving clinical communication of students with English as a second language (ESL) using online technology: a small scale evaluation study

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Elsevier
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Nurse Education in Practice, 2013, 13 (5), pp. 400 - 406
Issue Date:
2013-01
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Increasingly, students with English as a second language (ESL) are enrolled in nursing degrees in English speaking countries (Wang et al., 2008). However, they may be at risk of clinical practice failure due to communication difficulties associated with unfamiliar linguistic and cultural factors (Guhde, 2003). This paper describes and evaluates an innovation to assist ESL nursing students at an Australian university develop their clinical communication skills and practice readiness by providing online learning resources, using podcast and vodcast technology, that blend with classroom activities and facilitate flexible and independent learning.
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