Nursing studies

Sharing essays: what to do if a friend asks to see your work

Sharing expertise is crucial in nursing, but sharing coursework can have serious consequences

Sharing expertise is crucial in nursing, but sharing your coursework could have serious consequences

Good nursing is often about good teamwork – you will hear this many times during your studies, and you will also be asked to demonstrate your ability to work as part of a team in practice and in the university setting.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code i s explicit about the need for nurses to share information, expertise and knowledge, and to collaborate. But sometimes sharing your knowledge needs to be approached more cautiously.

The Code encourages collaboration

One example is if a fellow student asks you to share your written work with them. This request might come from a classmate,


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