Adolescent Project: An Alternative Pediatric Clinical Experience

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148141
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescent Project: An Alternative Pediatric Clinical Experience
Abstract:
Adolescent Project: An Alternative Pediatric Clinical Experience
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Campbell, William T., MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Salisbury University
Title:Instructor of Nursing
The purpose of this pediatric clinical experience is to give baccalaureate nursing students an opportunity to observe healthy adolescents in their own environment; to analyze their behaviors, dress, communications, and interactions including their risk taking behaviors; to investigate a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach for their health care needs; and to apply critical thinking skills to their diagnosis and treatment. Adolescents are an important sub-group of pediatrics that are often overlooked, but who demand time and attention due to their risk taking behaviors, their invincibility attitudes, and their personal fable type of egocentrism. With a national trend towards healthy children and our university's location in a rural area with limited in-patient sites and without any pediatric hospital within commuting distance, it is very difficult to find a traditional pediatric clinical experience for our nursing students. Our program has evolved to include several alternative community-based clinical experiences during the semester in place of the traditional in-patient experiences. One is our Adolescent Project: an independent 3-part small group assignment utilizing web based research, case studies, and an observation. It meets course and departmental objectives for computer technology use, utilizes and develops critical thinking skills, applies qualitative research techniques, demonstrates realistic examples of the theorists, and illustrates current trends in school based/ community health care. It also involves the students in small group processes and develops communications skills and writing skills. The students investigate applicable medications and employ anticipatory guidance teaching. It tends to be an "eye-opener" for these young adults entering a professional career who are sometimes contemplating a family and children of their own. These 21 & 22 year old nursing students often remark, ?I can't believe how much they have changed since I was an adolescent!?
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdolescent Project: An Alternative Pediatric Clinical Experienceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148141-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adolescent Project: An Alternative Pediatric Clinical Experience</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Campbell, William T., MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Salisbury University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wtcampbell@salisbury.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this pediatric clinical experience is to give baccalaureate nursing students an opportunity to observe healthy adolescents in their own environment; to analyze their behaviors, dress, communications, and interactions including their risk taking behaviors; to investigate a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach for their health care needs; and to apply critical thinking skills to their diagnosis and treatment. Adolescents are an important sub-group of pediatrics that are often overlooked, but who demand time and attention due to their risk taking behaviors, their invincibility attitudes, and their personal fable type of egocentrism. With a national trend towards healthy children and our university's location in a rural area with limited in-patient sites and without any pediatric hospital within commuting distance, it is very difficult to find a traditional pediatric clinical experience for our nursing students. Our program has evolved to include several alternative community-based clinical experiences during the semester in place of the traditional in-patient experiences. One is our Adolescent Project: an independent 3-part small group assignment utilizing web based research, case studies, and an observation. It meets course and departmental objectives for computer technology use, utilizes and develops critical thinking skills, applies qualitative research techniques, demonstrates realistic examples of the theorists, and illustrates current trends in school based/ community health care. It also involves the students in small group processes and develops communications skills and writing skills. The students investigate applicable medications and employ anticipatory guidance teaching. It tends to be an &quot;eye-opener&quot; for these young adults entering a professional career who are sometimes contemplating a family and children of their own. These 21 &amp; 22 year old nursing students often remark, ?I can't believe how much they have changed since I was an adolescent!?</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:40:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:40:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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