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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152828
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sensitivity Training for Pediatric Nursing Students: The Clown Workshop
Abstract:
Sensitivity Training for Pediatric Nursing Students: The Clown Workshop
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Leef, Betty L., MSN, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:New York University College of Nursing
Title:Clinical Instructor
Co-Authors:Donna M. Hallas, PhD, PNP-BC, CPNP
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Development of communication skills is a critical goal in undergraduate nursing education. To accomplish this goal, collaboration between nursing faculty and the Big Apple Circus (BAC) artistic director was initiated to present a sensitivity training "clown" workshop for pediatric nursing students. The theoretical framework for this study was based on the positive correlation between humor, empathy, and interpersonal trust between nurses and their patients (Hampes, 2001). Methods: Institutional Review Board approval was obtained from the university prior to conducting the workshops.  During each workshop, students participated in cognitive and perceptual exercises which included games and sensitivity training activities designed to increase their peripheral awareness; their ability to read a room; and their interpretation of nonverbal communication. There were 131 participants divided into small groups of 16 to 18 each. Each student attended one 3-hour workshop during the fall 2008.  At the end of each workshop, each student completed an evaluation form which did not contain any personal identifying data. Results: The evaluations from this sensitivity training "clown" workshop revealed that 99% of the students rated the training as excellent in all areas including: techniques to diffuse stress among children and families; understanding the value of engagement to increase compliance; assessment of the tone and mood of the child and their environment; increase in peripheral awareness. Conclusion: This sensitivity training "clown" workshop conducted in collaboration between nursing faculty and the BAC artistic director showed the students that nurses must be critically aware of their patient's environment and the multifaceted methods of communication to establish a meaningful nurse patient interpersonal relationship. The students learned that laughter is both a powerful healer, contagious, and globally relevant in the care of the pediatric patient! Hampes, W.P. (2001). Relation between humor and empathetic concern. Psychological Reports, 88, 241-244.
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.titleSensitivity Training for Pediatric Nursing Students: The Clown Workshopen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152828-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sensitivity Training for Pediatric Nursing Students: The Clown Workshop</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">Leef, Betty L., MSN, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">New York University College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bll2@nyu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Donna M. Hallas, PhD, PNP-BC, CPNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Development of communication skills is a critical goal in undergraduate nursing education. To accomplish this goal, collaboration between nursing faculty and the Big Apple Circus (BAC) artistic director was initiated to present a sensitivity training &quot;clown&quot; workshop for pediatric nursing students. The theoretical framework for this study was based on the positive correlation between humor, empathy, and interpersonal trust between nurses and their patients (Hampes, 2001). Methods: Institutional Review Board approval was obtained from the university prior to conducting the workshops.&nbsp; During each workshop, students participated in cognitive and perceptual exercises which included games and sensitivity training activities designed to increase their peripheral awareness; their ability to read a room; and their interpretation of nonverbal communication. There were 131 participants divided into small groups of 16 to 18 each. Each student attended one 3-hour workshop during the fall 2008.&nbsp; At the end of each workshop, each student completed an evaluation form which did not contain any personal identifying data. Results: The evaluations from this sensitivity training &quot;clown&quot; workshop revealed that 99% of the students rated the training as excellent in all areas including: techniques to diffuse stress among children and families; understanding the value of engagement to increase compliance; assessment of the tone and mood of the child and their environment; increase in peripheral awareness. Conclusion: This sensitivity training &quot;clown&quot; workshop conducted in collaboration between nursing faculty and the BAC artistic director showed the students that nurses must be critically aware of their patient's environment and the multifaceted methods of communication to establish a meaningful nurse patient interpersonal relationship. The students learned that laughter is both a powerful healer, contagious, and globally relevant in the care of the pediatric patient! Hampes, W.P. (2001). Relation between humor and empathetic concern. Psychological Reports, 88, 241-244.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:51:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:51:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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