Service-user involvement in nurse education: partnership or tokenism?

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Following on from the Francis Report (2013) the need for a framework of service user involvement is required not just in the Health Service but also in Higher Education. There are wide variances globally on the levels of service user interaction and involvement in healthcare education. Health policy internationally has indicated a move towards developing partnerships with service users but to date this still remains elusive with the majority of user involvement consultative in approach. This paper aims to discuss the Health policy background and the current approaches taken in the involvement of service users in healthcare education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number22
Early online date10 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • service user
  • nurse education
  • tokenism
  • partnership


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