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Laia Raigal-Aran, Carme Ferré-Grau, Angel Belzunegui-Eraso
BACKGROUND: Cultural competence (CC) is becoming an essential component of healthcare professionals. There is a gap in the research evaluating CC in order to develop competency-based approach programs. Spain has become a multicultural society and it is necessary to evaluate and promote CC attitudes to reduce the disparity of care for vulnerable and minority groups. OBJECTIVES: To adapt and validate the Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA) of Schim et al. (2003), to get evidence-based data of CC in Spanish healthcare professionals...
November 6, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Imad Alfayoumi
BACKGROUND: Integrating contemporary teaching strategies into the nursing curriculum is an effective approach to enhance undergraduate clinical-judgment and reasoning abilities. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to document the impact of blending the teaching strategies of concept-based learning and concept-mapping to enhance nursing students' clinical-reasoning abilities. DESIGN: A quasi experimental design is used to guide data collection from second year students...
November 6, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Clare Killingback, Osman Ahmed, Jonathan Williams
BACKGROUND: Feedback is an integral part of teaching and learning with written comments being one of the most widely used methods of providing student feedback. From the student perspective, written feedback has been seen as limited in terms of its quality, vague nature and lack of clear examples with feed-forward. Alternative feedback modes (including audio, video, podcasts, and screencast feedback) have been suggested as a means of enhancing feedback. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this qualitative literature review is to synthesise the views of tertiary students on alternative feedback modes...
November 6, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Lynn M Varagona, Judith L Hold
BACKGROUND: Although trust and perceived trustworthiness have been studied for decades, few studies have examined nursing students' perceptions of faculty trustworthiness. OBJECTIVES: To uncover the characteristics and behaviors of faculty members that lead nursing students to trust them. DESIGN: A longitudinal, qualitative study using focus group data. SETTING: A baccalaureate nursing school at a state university in the southeastern United States...
October 25, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Amanda Müller, Michael Daller
Academic English tests are used to ascertain if international English as a Second Language nursing students have sufficient language skills to commence their nursing degrees, and later, if they have sufficient English for nursing registration. However, an academic English test may not be appropriate for clinical contexts. This study examines the relationship between two types of English test and the performance of forty-nine undergraduate international nursing students in both their first year of theory-centred academic topics and practice-centred clinical topics...
October 23, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Júlia Santos, Amélia Simões Figueiredo, Margarida Vieira
BACKGROUND: Higher education teachers are increasingly challenged to adopt student-centered approaches. AIMS: To determine the strategic guidelines which promote a conceptual change in higher education students, in the context of student-centered approaches to teaching. METHODOLOGY: Integrative literature review, using the PICO method, applied to the ERIC and EBSCO electronic databases. We analyzed 10 articles that were published between 2012 and 2016...
October 18, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Aline Salheb Alves Pivatti, Maria José Martins Duarte Osis, Maria Helena Baena de Moraes Lopes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate two educational interventions and identify differences between them in what concerns the promotion of knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to the pill and male condom. METHODS: A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted with teenagers, in which two different educational interventions were used, one based on the methodology of problematization (PG) and another on the pedagogy of transmission (TG). Knowledge, attitudes and practices were verified through a questionnaire applied before, one month and three months after the intervention...
October 16, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Mohammad Al Qadire
BACKGROUND: Various approaches and frameworks have been designed and tested to increase the uptake of research findings into practice. One approach is to base healthcare providers' practices on the best available research evidence rather than on expired policy or tradition. For which knowledge of evidence-based practice (EBP) principles is a prerequisite. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current inquiry is to evaluate Jordanian nursing students' knowledge of EBP. DESIGN: This study was an on-line cross-sectional survey...
October 16, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Michelle Cleary, Rachel Kornhaber, Deependra Kaji Thapa, Sancia West, Denis Visentin
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of resilience interventions in improving resilience outcome among health professionals. BACKGROUND: The nature of health professionals' work is physically and emotionally demanding, with trauma a common consequence with the act of providing health care. DESIGN: A systematic review. DATA SOURCE: A comprehensive search of the literature was conducted in February 2018 using PubMed, PsychInfo, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CIHAHL) and Scopus...
October 11, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Vanessa E C Sousa Freire, Marcos V O Lopes, Gail M Keenan, Karen Dunn Lopez
BACKGROUND: Being able to make accurate clinical decisions about actual or potential health problems is crucial to provide a safe and effective care. However, nursing students generally have difficulties identifying nursing diagnoses accurately. OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy within and across the NANDA-I diagnoses domains of junior, senior, and graduate-entry students. DESIGN: Descriptive study PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: The sample comprised one hundred thirty nursing students from a Midwestern American university...
October 11, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Richard Williams
BACKGROUND: Pre-registration nursing programmes aim to prepare students to function effectively within an environment that provides front-line health care, with the over-riding concern being patient safety. Exhibiting the ability to assess practice-based situations and make decisions is critical to demonstrating effective clinical, professional and leadership competence. AIM: This small scale qualitative study explores first year student nurses' understanding of the importance of recording achievement of practice competence and identifying the factors which influence them when prioritising completion of their Practice Assessment Record...
October 5, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Mi Young Kim, Soohyun Park
BACKGROUND: Simulation-based learning was developed to enable nursing and medical students to obtain clinical experience in a safe and controlled environment. The extent to which students concentrate in simulation situations can influence their educational outcomes. However, there are no studies yet on the factors that influence flow in simulation practice. Understanding which factors influence flow might help in achieving better simulation-based learning outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify the factors related to flow in simulation practice, including stress, self-esteem, and collective efficacy...
October 2, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Jan Nilsson, Maria Engström, Jan Florin, Ann Gardulf, Marianne Carlsson
BACKGROUND: The Nurse Professional Competence (NPC) Scale with 88-items has been used to measure self-reported competence among nursing students and registered nurses in many national and international nursing research projects. However, a shorter version of the scale with maintained quality has been requested to further enhance its usability. OBJECTIVES: To develop and evaluate the construct validity and internal consistency of a shorter version of the NPC Scale...
September 29, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Helen Spiby, Kayleigh Sheen, Sarah Collinge, Clare Maxwell, Kerry Pollard, Pauline Slade
BACKGROUND: Midwifery students can experience events on clinical placements that they perceive to be traumatic. There is currently no requirement to provide training about the nature of trauma, normal responses, or the most helpful ways of self-managing these. The POPPY programme, developed for qualified midwives, incorporates educational (the POPPY workshop) and supportive resources to prevent the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in midwives. As part of the feasibility evaluation of POPPY, the POPPY workshop element was adapted for pre-registration midwifery students (PreR-POPPY)...
September 29, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Shuhong Luo, Melanie Kalman
Online courses need strategies to engage students, especially after a learning module is over. We made a series of summary videos for students' assignments and investigated their impact on students' learning. This study investigated whether, from the students' perspective, summary videos made by teachers for each learning module in asynchronized online courses led to students' engagement and feeling of being helped. We used exploratory sequential mixed methods research design, which started with a qualitative phase...
September 29, 2018: Nurse Education Today
A Jack-Waugh, L Ritchie, R MacRae
Increasing numbers of people with dementia are living longer with a higher likelihood of requiring hospital care for physical conditions including falls, infections and stroke (Boaden, 2016). However, the literature is replete with descriptions of poor care and hospital care experiences that have fallen well below the expectations of people with dementia, their families and friends. Although poor care is unacceptable, it is unsurprising given that dementia education for health and social care professionals is often inadequate and inconsistent...
September 29, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Melva Craft-Blacksheare, Youvalanda Frencher
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the benefits of using High Fidelity Simulators (HFS) to teach maternal postpartum and newborn assessment skills to student nurses before they interacted with actual hospital patients. DESIGN: This descriptive, observational study employed a mixed-method design using a Qualtrics online survey instrument. SETTING: The study was set at a Midwestern university. PARTICIPANTS: The study used a convenience sample of third-year BSN nursing students (n = 132)...
September 29, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Rong Zhao, Roger Watson, Yanhua Chen
BACKGROUND: The Mentors' Behavior Scale was developed and validated initially among nursing students by assessing the importance of mentors' behavior, showing satisfactory psychometrics and the potential to match mentors with students according to students' expectation. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to test the discriminant validity and the structure of the Mentor's Behavior Scale among mentors to assess mentors' performance. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey was applied in the study...
September 29, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Melanie T Turk, Alison M Colbert
BACKGROUND: Increased numbers of individuals and families in the United States are living below the poverty level. Beginning nursing students must start to develop an understanding of the constraints of living in poverty and its relationship with health. OBJECTIVES: To describe the effects of a poverty simulation implemented in a freshman-level course as a beginning preparation for working with patients who face financial hardship. DESIGN: Descriptive study with a pre-test and post-test design...
September 29, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Ayse Hilal Bati, Aliye Mandiracioglu, Figen Govsa, Olcay Çam
It is common among health science students to incorrectly believe that they have contracted certain diseases they have recently studied. This can also be seen in the form of health anxiety and investigating health-related information via the internet. Health anxiety, cyberchondria and affecting factors are determined among health science students. The study was conducted at the faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing in 2016-2017 with the participation of 874 students. The data were gathered using a questionnaire as well as health anxiety and cyberchondria severity scales...
September 29, 2018: Nurse Education Today
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