Collaboration Series- 2 “Service Users, Caregivers, and Students experiences during the Covid 19 pandemic”

Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), MAHE, Manipal and Department of Nursing, EdgeHill University, UK organized Academic Student Collaboration Series- 2 on “Service Users, Caregivers, and Students experiences during the Covid 19 pandemic” on 4th June 2021 between 3.30 pm & 5.30 pm through MS Teams Virtual Platform.  

Dr Toni Bewley, Faculty in Health and Medicine, EdgeHill University briefed on patient and caregiver involvement in teaching and learning in the UK, and Dr Radhika R Pai, Assistant Professor, MCON briefed the audience on the current lockdown status in India and students' experience in the campus during COVID 19 pandemic. 

Ms Lily Batterson, Mr Mike Reynolds, and Mr Adam Gridley, the service users and caregivers from EdgeHill University shared their experience of being patient and their expectations from student nurses and academicians in various phases of teaching and learning activities, especially during the clinical practice. Their talks were focused on being nursing academicians who turned to be patients in some phase of their life and then how they got involved with student learning activities at EdgeHill in order to improve the clinical practice of student nurses.  

Ms Ankita Pal and Ms Crystal Vanessa Noronha, undergraduate nursing students from MCON shared their experience of being Covid positive and treatment process on the campus. They focused more on physical and psychosocial symptoms, quarantine process, coping strategies used, post covid symptoms, and how they overcame these challenges with the support of family and friends.  

Ms Rowen from EdgeHill and Ms Kezia Marium from MCON, MAHE, Manipal moderated this session. Ms Sandra Mariam thanked the gathering. A total of 187 students from both MAHE and EdgeHill University participated in this event.