The Effects of a Reminiscence Education Program on BSN StudentsÆ Cultural Self-Efficacy in Caring for Elders

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163565
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effects of a Reminiscence Education Program on BSN StudentsÆ Cultural Self-Efficacy in Caring for Elders
Author(s):
Shellman, Juliette
Author Details:
Juliette Shellman, RN, CS, PhD, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Kensington, Connecticut, USA, email: Juliette.shellman@uconn.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: At the same time that the population ages, there is a shift occurring in the racial and ethnic composition of the general population and it is becoming more culturally and racially diverse. Multiple factors such as unequal access to care, poverty, racism, and a lack of cultural competence among health care providers have been identified for the growing disparity in health outcomes between majority and minority ethnic elder groups. The challenge for nursing is how to prepare students to deliver culturally competent care to an increasing elderly population that is becoming more culturally diverse. The specific aim of this research was to determine if a reminiscence education program would have an effect on BSN students' levels of cultural self-e fficacy in caring for elders. Method: Bandura's social cognitive theory of self-efficacy provided the conceptual framework. This study used an interrupted time series design with a nonequivalent no treatment control group. The Eldercare Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale was the outcome measure. The experimental intervention consisted of a reminiscence education program and a 13 week period in which the experimental group implemented integrative reminiscence with elder clients during their community health practicum. RM-ANOVA was conducted to analyze the data. Results: The participants, senior nursing students from a northeast university (n=64), were primarily Caucasian (84%) and female (96.9%). The mean age of the group was 25. Results were significant between groups at the p < .05 level F(1, 62) = 5.34, p = .024 supporting the hypothesis that a reminiscence education program can have a statistically significant and positive effect on nursing students' perceptions of eldercare cultural self-efficacy. Conclusions and Implications: Implementing reminiscence education programs could be one important step in preparing culturally competent nurses to care for elders. Consequently, this may decrease the health disparities in elder health outcomes that exist today.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
17th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
New York, New York, USA
Description:
�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effects of a Reminiscence Education Program on BSN StudentsÆ Cultural Self-Efficacy in Caring for Eldersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShellman, Julietteen_US
dc.author.detailsJuliette Shellman, RN, CS, PhD, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Kensington, Connecticut, USA, email: Juliette.shellman@uconn.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163565-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: At the same time that the population ages, there is a shift occurring in the racial and ethnic composition of the general population and it is becoming more culturally and racially diverse. Multiple factors such as unequal access to care, poverty, racism, and a lack of cultural competence among health care providers have been identified for the growing disparity in health outcomes between majority and minority ethnic elder groups. The challenge for nursing is how to prepare students to deliver culturally competent care to an increasing elderly population that is becoming more culturally diverse. The specific aim of this research was to determine if a reminiscence education program would have an effect on BSN students' levels of cultural self-e fficacy in caring for elders. Method: Bandura's social cognitive theory of self-efficacy provided the conceptual framework. This study used an interrupted time series design with a nonequivalent no treatment control group. The Eldercare Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale was the outcome measure. The experimental intervention consisted of a reminiscence education program and a 13 week period in which the experimental group implemented integrative reminiscence with elder clients during their community health practicum. RM-ANOVA was conducted to analyze the data. Results: The participants, senior nursing students from a northeast university (n=64), were primarily Caucasian (84%) and female (96.9%). The mean age of the group was 25. Results were significant between groups at the p < .05 level F(1, 62) = 5.34, p = .024 supporting the hypothesis that a reminiscence education program can have a statistically significant and positive effect on nursing students' perceptions of eldercare cultural self-efficacy. Conclusions and Implications: Implementing reminiscence education programs could be one important step in preparing culturally competent nurses to care for elders. Consequently, this may decrease the health disparities in elder health outcomes that exist today.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:09:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:09:46Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name17th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationNew York, New York, USAen_US
dc.description�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Yorken_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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