Preparing Nursing Students to Face End-of-Life Situations: The Impact of an Experiential Learning Approach

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162237
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preparing Nursing Students to Face End-of-Life Situations: The Impact of an Experiential Learning Approach
Author(s):
Brien, Louise-Andree; Legault, Alain; Tremblay, Nicole
Author Details:
Louise-Andree Brien, MSc, Visitin Professor, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, email: louise-andree.brien@umonteral.ca; Alain Legault; Nicole Tremblay
Abstract:
Death education is a challenge for nurse educators, as well as for nursing students. In this era of aging population, extensive technologies and recurrent debates about advanced directives, end-of-life care is an aspect of our practice we can no longer ignore. Nevertheless, numerous researches have point out the lack of didactic strategies and educational experiences in nursing curricula concerning palliative care. This communication will present the development and impact of experiential learning activities within a new competency-based approach of a baccalaureate nursing program. Educational strategies were specifically aimed at promoting the exploration of students' own perceptions and beliefs towards death, and the development of communication skills in end-of-life situations. The format of the course strove to create an interactive environment in which student's knowledge and experience were valued. Competencies addressed by the course were related to intervene effectively, in a human and family-centered fashion, in various end-of-life situations. Diverse means of learning were proposed to the students in order to promote a reflexive and caring approach. Students expressed positive changes in attitudes towards death and improved confidence in their interpersonal skills at the end of the four-week course.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CASN Nurse Educators Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Held 4 - 7 November, 2007.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePreparing Nursing Students to Face End-of-Life Situations: The Impact of an Experiential Learning Approachen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrien, Louise-Andreeen_US
dc.contributor.authorLegault, Alainen_US
dc.contributor.authorTremblay, Nicoleen_US
dc.author.detailsLouise-Andree Brien, MSc, Visitin Professor, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, email: louise-andree.brien@umonteral.ca; Alain Legault; Nicole Tremblayen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162237-
dc.description.abstractDeath education is a challenge for nurse educators, as well as for nursing students. In this era of aging population, extensive technologies and recurrent debates about advanced directives, end-of-life care is an aspect of our practice we can no longer ignore. Nevertheless, numerous researches have point out the lack of didactic strategies and educational experiences in nursing curricula concerning palliative care. This communication will present the development and impact of experiential learning activities within a new competency-based approach of a baccalaureate nursing program. Educational strategies were specifically aimed at promoting the exploration of students' own perceptions and beliefs towards death, and the development of communication skills in end-of-life situations. The format of the course strove to create an interactive environment in which student's knowledge and experience were valued. Competencies addressed by the course were related to intervene effectively, in a human and family-centered fashion, in various end-of-life situations. Diverse means of learning were proposed to the students in order to promote a reflexive and caring approach. Students expressed positive changes in attitudes towards death and improved confidence in their interpersonal skills at the end of the four-week course.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:59:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:59:25Z-
dc.conference.date2007-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nurse Educators Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationKingston, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionHeld 4 - 7 November, 2007.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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