Supporting failing students in practice 2: management.

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Nursing times 01/2007; 103(48):28-9.
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This two-part unit examines the issue of students who fail in clinical practice. Part 1 explored reasons for failure, assessment and emotional challenges mentors may face when supporting underperforming students. This part, part 2, discusses the management of failing students.

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