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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147469
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"If I Could Talk to the Animals"
Abstract:
"If I Could Talk to the Animals"
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Joslyn, Barbara, MS/MSc
P.I. Institution Name:New York University
Title:Adjunct Assistant Professor
In a large New York City baccalaureate nursing program, pediatrics is the first clinical rotation in acute care. Many students find the pediatric hospital rotation stressful for varied reasons. One major reason is feeling uncomfortable assessing young clients who may have difficulty expressing concerns and problems. This presentation will illustrate a creative strategy to address this student concern and decrease anxiety with a zoo field trip. Zoo animals share some similarities with hospitalized children. Both are confined to spaces smaller than accustomed, are exposed to many people, feel little control over their environment, find their normal activities disrupted, and may find communication with their caretakers difficult. This field trip has been well received by students who state they feel more competent assessing pre- or non-verbal children, and feel more comfortable in observing and recording behavior. Students find this experience fun as well as challenging. Nursing educators seek new and different clinical settings to practice nursing skills, blend theory with practice, and assist students to learn in different ways. At the same time, recent curriculum changes have included increased efforts to tie nursing education with the humanities. Art, motion pictures, novels, plays, and poetry have helped students appreciate the richness and complexity of the human experience. A zoo trip to observe animals uses a non-traditional setting to highlight connections with other living creatures. The zoo also offers an opportunity to practice observation and assessment in a more relaxed "safe" environment, and helps decrease anxiety--all of which facilitate learning. The learner will: 1) Describe a creative clinical teaching method which facilitates student learning. 2) Begin to explore the benefits of blending non-traditional and traditional settings into clinical education.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title"If I Could Talk to the Animals"en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147469-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">&quot;If I Could Talk to the Animals&quot;</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Joslyn, Barbara, MS/MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">New York University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Adjunct Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bjoslyn49@cs.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In a large New York City baccalaureate nursing program, pediatrics is the first clinical rotation in acute care. Many students find the pediatric hospital rotation stressful for varied reasons. One major reason is feeling uncomfortable assessing young clients who may have difficulty expressing concerns and problems. This presentation will illustrate a creative strategy to address this student concern and decrease anxiety with a zoo field trip. Zoo animals share some similarities with hospitalized children. Both are confined to spaces smaller than accustomed, are exposed to many people, feel little control over their environment, find their normal activities disrupted, and may find communication with their caretakers difficult. This field trip has been well received by students who state they feel more competent assessing pre- or non-verbal children, and feel more comfortable in observing and recording behavior. Students find this experience fun as well as challenging. Nursing educators seek new and different clinical settings to practice nursing skills, blend theory with practice, and assist students to learn in different ways. At the same time, recent curriculum changes have included increased efforts to tie nursing education with the humanities. Art, motion pictures, novels, plays, and poetry have helped students appreciate the richness and complexity of the human experience. A zoo trip to observe animals uses a non-traditional setting to highlight connections with other living creatures. The zoo also offers an opportunity to practice observation and assessment in a more relaxed &quot;safe&quot; environment, and helps decrease anxiety--all of which facilitate learning. The learner will: 1) Describe a creative clinical teaching method which facilitates student learning. 2) Begin to explore the benefits of blending non-traditional and traditional settings into clinical education.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:32:44Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:32:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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