An Evaluation of Online and Human Simulation Case Studies in Teaching Legal and Ethical Concepts

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158989
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Evaluation of Online and Human Simulation Case Studies in Teaching Legal and Ethical Concepts
Abstract:
An Evaluation of Online and Human Simulation Case Studies in Teaching Legal and Ethical Concepts
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Smith, Katharine, Graduate Student
P.I. Institution Name:UMKC
Contact Address:, Kansas City, MO, 64108-2676, USA
Co-Authors:C. Zimmerman, J. Klaassen, and J. Witt, Nursing, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Simulation utilizes state of the art technology to enhance student learning. It offers a safe and effective manner in which to teach nursing content and critical thinking skills, with the added benefit of making the students' experience more lifelike. While literature supports a correlation between the use of simulation and the acquisition of skills/knowledge, there is little literature regarding the use and effectiveness of less traditional teaching methods such as simulation to teach legal and ethical concepts. The purpose of this study is to compare the impact of a traditional teaching method (written case study) with online and human simulation teaching methods on students' attitudes towards, and learning of, legal and ethical principles. Approximately 60 nursing students enrolled in a fall semester junior level legal and ethical issues course are participating in the study. The students are divided into thirds, with one group participating in a traditional written case study, another group completing the case study online, and a third group experiencing the case through human simulation. Upon completion of data collection in December 2006, ANOVA will be used to test the hypothesis that there is no difference between the three groups on students' (a) attitudes about the course and course content, (b) performance on selected exam questions, and (c) evaluation of the case study activity. Additionally, content analysis will be used to analyze the students' written comments about their respective case study activities and their perceptions of its effectiveness in the learning process. The results of this study will be used to inform subsequent pedagological decisions regarding legal and ethical content in nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Evaluation of Online and Human Simulation Case Studies in Teaching Legal and Ethical Conceptsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158989-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Evaluation of Online and Human Simulation Case Studies in Teaching Legal and Ethical Concepts</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Smith, Katharine, Graduate Student</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">UMKC</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Kansas City, MO, 64108-2676, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smithkv@umkc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">C. Zimmerman, J. Klaassen, and J. Witt, Nursing, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Simulation utilizes state of the art technology to enhance student learning. It offers a safe and effective manner in which to teach nursing content and critical thinking skills, with the added benefit of making the students' experience more lifelike. While literature supports a correlation between the use of simulation and the acquisition of skills/knowledge, there is little literature regarding the use and effectiveness of less traditional teaching methods such as simulation to teach legal and ethical concepts. The purpose of this study is to compare the impact of a traditional teaching method (written case study) with online and human simulation teaching methods on students' attitudes towards, and learning of, legal and ethical principles. Approximately 60 nursing students enrolled in a fall semester junior level legal and ethical issues course are participating in the study. The students are divided into thirds, with one group participating in a traditional written case study, another group completing the case study online, and a third group experiencing the case through human simulation. Upon completion of data collection in December 2006, ANOVA will be used to test the hypothesis that there is no difference between the three groups on students' (a) attitudes about the course and course content, (b) performance on selected exam questions, and (c) evaluation of the case study activity. Additionally, content analysis will be used to analyze the students' written comments about their respective case study activities and their perceptions of its effectiveness in the learning process. The results of this study will be used to inform subsequent pedagological decisions regarding legal and ethical content in nursing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:35:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:35:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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