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Table 2 A stratified analysis of emergent events

From: Consequences, conditions and caveats: a qualitative exploration of the influence of undergraduate health professions students at distributed clinical training sites

Category Consequence (manifests as …) Conditions (if …) Caveat (but …)
WORKLOAD decreased workload students are involved in everyday work activities then students need to be more senior
PATIENT SATISFACTION increased patient satisfaction as a result of, for example, shortened time to be seen in the emergency unit students are “more hands” lengthens time of each consultation because students take longer
PATIENT CARE enhanced patient care students are more thorough and holistic this may be dependent on their skills and the nature of the supervision
TEACHING job satisfaction and personal growth teaching is not seen as a “burden” then teaching should occur by involving the student in everyday work
LEARNING COMMUNITY encouragement to update and deepen the supervisors’ clinical practice the students bring the curriculum (e.g. evidence based medicine, biopsychosocial approach) to the team this requires university support