The Empathy Enigma: A Comparison of Nursing Students' Self-Reported Empathy with Simulated Patients' Assessments of Students' Empathy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308241
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Empathy Enigma: A Comparison of Nursing Students' Self-Reported Empathy with Simulated Patients' Assessments of Students' Empathy
Author(s):
Ward, Julia M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Beta
Author Details:
Julia M. Ward, PhD, RN, BSN, MSN, julia.ward@jefferson.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

mpathy must be at the heart of all nurse-patient encounters. Yet it seems to be more difficult than ever to ensure that this is the case. Today's nursing students face complex challenges. In addition to managing their didactic coursework, they must navigate their clinical  experiences developing their "sea legs" on the clinical floor and mastering evidence-based, patient care while striving to keep the humanistic needs of their patients in mind. Given the limited time frame for interactions between student nurses and patients, the quality of their relationship is critical, which makes the conveyance of empathy that much more important. The fundamental question is, "How do we leverage nursing curricula to foster and develop empathy in nursing students?" The question is important and timely considering the empirical findings of a decline in empathy among senior year nursing students. This study used standardized patients to evaluate student performance of empathy compared to students' self-report of empathy. A longitudinal design was employed. Analysis was conducted using mixed methodology involving correlations, ANOVAs, and thematic analysis of debriefing sessions. Interventions that focus on empathic simulations provide a mechanism to identify and improve empathic behaviors in nursing students.
Keywords:
Nursing Students; Empathy; Simulation
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Empathy Enigma: A Comparison of Nursing Students' Self-Reported Empathy with Simulated Patients' Assessments of Students' Empathyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWard, Julia M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJulia M. Ward, PhD, RN, BSN, MSN, julia.ward@jefferson.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308241-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>mpathy must be at the heart of all nurse-patient encounters. Yet it seems to be more difficult than ever to ensure that this is the case. Today's nursing students face complex challenges. In addition to managing their didactic coursework, they must navigate their clinical  experiences developing their "sea legs" on the clinical floor and mastering evidence-based, patient care while striving to keep the humanistic needs of their patients in mind. Given the limited time frame for interactions between student nurses and patients, the quality of their relationship is critical, which makes the conveyance of empathy that much more important. The fundamental question is, "How do we leverage nursing curricula to foster and develop empathy in nursing students?" The question is important and timely considering the empirical findings of a decline in empathy among senior year nursing students. This study used standardized patients to evaluate student performance of empathy compared to students' self-report of empathy. A longitudinal design was employed. Analysis was conducted using mixed methodology involving correlations, ANOVAs, and thematic analysis of debriefing sessions. Interventions that focus on empathic simulations provide a mechanism to identify and improve empathic behaviors in nursing students.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing Studentsen_GB
dc.subjectEmpathyen_GB
dc.subjectSimulationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:44Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:44Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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