Nursing Students' Perceptions of a Simulation Game to Promote Cultural Sensitivity

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150970
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Presentation
Title:
Nursing Students' Perceptions of a Simulation Game to Promote Cultural Sensitivity
Abstract:
Nursing Students' Perceptions of a Simulation Game to Promote Cultural Sensitivity
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Blackburn, Donna S., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Western Kentucky University
Title:Professor of Nursing
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Purpose: Nursing students are faced with the challenge of caring for an increasingly diverse patient population; therefore, it is essential that educational programs provide opportunities for development of cultural sensitivity. Various teaching-learning strategies have been described in the literature including role play, interviewing, and international e-mail exchange. Study abroad is especially valuable; however, according to the Institute of International Education, of those U.S. College students who study abroad, only 3% are health science majors. Therefore, effective teaching strategies are needed to promote cultural sensitivity and prepare students to care for diverse populations in a global society. The purpose of this study was to describe nursing students' perceptions of a cross cultural simulation game called Bafa Bafa. Methods: Using a triangulated approach, a one-group posttest-only design was used. Following participation in Bafa Bafa, students completed a post-game survey and submitted a reflective journal discussing their thoughts and feelings about the activity. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the quantitative data; common themes in the qualitative data were identified through the use of thematic analysis. Results: A total of 92 nursing students participated in this study. The majority of students (71%) had some prior experience with other cultures. Most students reported that Bafa Bafa gave them new insights (95%) and changed their thinking about new cultures (89%). They (90%) agreed that playing Bafa Bafa will enhance their intercultural relationships in the future. Most (97%) also agreed that this simulation game was very educational and will have relevance for their professional practice (94%). However, this game evoked a variety of negative emotions, including confusion (97%), frustration (94%), and suspicion (78%). Qualitative data from journal entries confirmed these findings. Conclusion: Overwhelmingly, students described ?being changed? by this experience. Based on these findings, using a simulation game provides an effective strategy for promoting cultural sensitivity.
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.titleNursing Students' Perceptions of a Simulation Game to Promote Cultural Sensitivityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150970-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Students' Perceptions of a Simulation Game to Promote Cultural Sensitivity</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Blackburn, Donna S., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Western Kentucky University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">donna.blackburn@wku.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Purpose: Nursing students are faced with the challenge of caring for an increasingly diverse patient population; therefore, it is essential that educational programs provide opportunities for development of cultural sensitivity. Various teaching-learning strategies have been described in the literature including role play, interviewing, and international e-mail exchange. Study abroad is especially valuable; however, according to the Institute of International Education, of those U.S. College students who study abroad, only 3% are health science majors. Therefore, effective teaching strategies are needed to promote cultural sensitivity and prepare students to care for diverse populations in a global society. The purpose of this study was to describe nursing students' perceptions of a cross cultural simulation game called Bafa Bafa. Methods: Using a triangulated approach, a one-group posttest-only design was used. Following participation in Bafa Bafa, students completed a post-game survey and submitted a reflective journal discussing their thoughts and feelings about the activity. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the quantitative data; common themes in the qualitative data were identified through the use of thematic analysis. Results: A total of 92 nursing students participated in this study. The majority of students (71%) had some prior experience with other cultures. Most students reported that Bafa Bafa gave them new insights (95%) and changed their thinking about new cultures (89%). They (90%) agreed that playing Bafa Bafa will enhance their intercultural relationships in the future. Most (97%) also agreed that this simulation game was very educational and will have relevance for their professional practice (94%). However, this game evoked a variety of negative emotions, including confusion (97%), frustration (94%), and suspicion (78%). Qualitative data from journal entries confirmed these findings. Conclusion: Overwhelmingly, students described ?being changed? by this experience. Based on these findings, using a simulation game provides an effective strategy for promoting cultural sensitivity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:48:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:48:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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