Utilizing Aesthetic Knowing to Teach Diversity of the Chronic Illness Experience to Nursing Students

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152661
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Presentation
Title:
Utilizing Aesthetic Knowing to Teach Diversity of the Chronic Illness Experience to Nursing Students
Abstract:
Utilizing Aesthetic Knowing to Teach Diversity of the Chronic Illness Experience to Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Michael, Susan, DNSc, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nevada Las Vegas
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Lori L. Candela, Sharon (Shae) Kay Mitchell
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of incorporating an aesthetic project in a nursing course to facilitate nursing students' understanding of clients' experience with chronic illness. Design: An outcomes design was used. Population, Sample, Setting,Years: Target population was senior nursing students. The sample consisted of 132 final semester nursing students that were case managing a chronically ill client over the semester. Students had clients create aesthtetic projects in the client's homes. Data collection occurred from fall semester 1999 through spring semester 2002. Intervention and Outcomes: The intervention was for students to engage their clients in sharing the meaning of what it is like to live with a chronic illness through any method the client chose (poetry, song, drawing, etc.). Outcomes were measured by a questionnaire. Major variables included: the effect of the project on the client, the student and the nursing care. Methods: Students were given instructions in class about the project. Students presented results in class. All students completed an evaluation questionnaire about the project at the end of the semester. Findings: 72.4% of the students indicated the project benefitted their clients in some way and 44.4% stated that their nursing care changed because of what they discovered through the project. 68.8% of the students also reported that the project had changed themselves in some way. Finally, 77.8% stated they would use this project with future clients. Conclusions: Final semester nursing students were able to understand the diversity of their client's perceptions of illness through a project utilizing aesthetic knowing. Implications: Teaching nursing students how to discover the meaning of chronic illness through clients' eyes is critical information that can have profound effects on nursing care.<!--Abstract 13491 modified by 131.216.74.38 on 11-5-2002-->
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUtilizing Aesthetic Knowing to Teach Diversity of the Chronic Illness Experience to Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152661-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Utilizing Aesthetic Knowing to Teach Diversity of the Chronic Illness Experience to Nursing Students</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Michael, Susan, DNSc, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nevada Las Vegas</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smichael@ccmail.nevada.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lori L. Candela, Sharon (Shae) Kay Mitchell</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of incorporating an aesthetic project in a nursing course to facilitate nursing students' understanding of clients' experience with chronic illness. Design: An outcomes design was used. Population, Sample, Setting,Years: Target population was senior nursing students. The sample consisted of 132 final semester nursing students that were case managing a chronically ill client over the semester. Students had clients create aesthtetic projects in the client's homes. Data collection occurred from fall semester 1999 through spring semester 2002. Intervention and Outcomes: The intervention was for students to engage their clients in sharing the meaning of what it is like to live with a chronic illness through any method the client chose (poetry, song, drawing, etc.). Outcomes were measured by a questionnaire. Major variables included: the effect of the project on the client, the student and the nursing care. Methods: Students were given instructions in class about the project. Students presented results in class. All students completed an evaluation questionnaire about the project at the end of the semester. Findings: 72.4% of the students indicated the project benefitted their clients in some way and 44.4% stated that their nursing care changed because of what they discovered through the project. 68.8% of the students also reported that the project had changed themselves in some way. Finally, 77.8% stated they would use this project with future clients. Conclusions: Final semester nursing students were able to understand the diversity of their client's perceptions of illness through a project utilizing aesthetic knowing. Implications: Teaching nursing students how to discover the meaning of chronic illness through clients' eyes is critical information that can have profound effects on nursing care.&lt;!--Abstract 13491 modified by 131.216.74.38 on 11-5-2002--&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:44:48Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:44:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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