Taiwanese Nursing Students' Experiences of Service-Learning in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151045
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Taiwanese Nursing Students' Experiences of Service-Learning in Long-Term Care Facilities
Abstract:
Taiwanese Nursing Students' Experiences of Service-Learning in Long-Term Care Facilities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Chen, Shiue, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:National Tainan Institute of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Background: The aged population, including elders in Taiwan, is growing worldwide. There is an increased need for nurses willing to care for elders; yet few student nurses have interest in elder care. Nursing faculty have the opportunity to promote student nurses' interest in and attitudes about caring for elders following graduation. Service-learning is a way to promote positive results for nursing students. Purpose of the Study: The study explored the experiences of Associate degree Taiwanese nursing students (n = 200) following a service-learning in long-term care facilities. Methods. During a required long-term care course, Taiwanese fourth year Associate of Science nursing students were provided with communication guidelines, which is a discussion about reminiscence, to promote interactions with elders. Students spent six- weeks of clinical time to interact with elders and to provide caring to elders. The service-learning was one and half hours per week. Following the service-learning , a content analysis was performed on students' responses to open-ended questions about the service-learning experience and student-elder interactions. Results: Major themes that emerged were: (1) bridging the generational gap, (2) positive bonding, (3) intergenerational caring, (4) personal growth. Conclusions. Students who are provided with a structured reminiscence approach to guide communication with elders for the service-learning become enthusiastic and excited about student-elder interaction and express interest in elder care.
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.titleTaiwanese Nursing Students' Experiences of Service-Learning in Long-Term Care Facilitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151045-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Taiwanese Nursing Students' Experiences of Service-Learning in Long-Term Care Facilities</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Shiue, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Tainan Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">shiue@mail.ntin.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Background: The aged population, including elders in Taiwan, is growing worldwide. There is an increased need for nurses willing to care for elders; yet few student nurses have interest in elder care. Nursing faculty have the opportunity to promote student nurses' interest in and attitudes about caring for elders following graduation. Service-learning is a way to promote positive results for nursing students. Purpose of the Study: The study explored the experiences of Associate degree Taiwanese nursing students (n = 200) following a service-learning in long-term care facilities. Methods. During a required long-term care course, Taiwanese fourth year Associate of Science nursing students were provided with communication guidelines, which is a discussion about reminiscence, to promote interactions with elders. Students spent six- weeks of clinical time to interact with elders and to provide caring to elders. The service-learning was one and half hours per week. Following the service-learning , a content analysis was performed on students' responses to open-ended questions about the service-learning experience and student-elder interactions. Results: Major themes that emerged were: (1) bridging the generational gap, (2) positive bonding, (3) intergenerational caring, (4) personal growth. Conclusions. Students who are provided with a structured reminiscence approach to guide communication with elders for the service-learning become enthusiastic and excited about student-elder interaction and express interest in elder care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:50:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:50:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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