International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Research (ISSN: 2688-9501)

Research Article

Academic Staff Perspective of the Perceived Impact of Patient and Public Involvement in Nursing and Social Work Education

Opeyemi Odejimi,1* Linda Lang,2 Laura Serrant,3 George Tadros4

1Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

2Professor Emeritus, University of Wolverhampton, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

3Professor of Nursing, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

4Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author*: Opeyemi Odejimi, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom; E mail: opeyemi.odejimi@gmail.com

Received Date: 31 August, 2021

Accepted Date: 11 September, 2021

Published Date: 15 September, 2021

Abstract

However, little is known about its perceived impact on academic staff. This paper explored the perceived impact of patient and public involvement on academic staff using a descriptive phenomenology approach from a tripartite perspective of the three main stakeholders in Higher Education which are: patients/public, academic staff, and students. A total of 38 participants took part. Semi-structured interview was used to gather information and subsequently analyzed thematically. Two main themes emerged- beneficial outcomes to academic staff both personally and professionally as well as concerns about patient and public involvement in a university environment. It is hoped that recognition of the impact of patient and public involvement to academic staff can help to optimize its effectiveness in higher education institutions.

Keywords: Academic staff; Patient and public involvement; Perceived impact; Higher education; Adult nursing; Social work; Service user and carer involvement