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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316818
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Students' Perceptions of Adoption
Author(s):
Foli, Karen J.; Forster, Anna; Lim, Eunjung
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Sigma
Author Details:
Karen J. Foli, PhD, MSN, RN, email: kfoli@purdue.edu; Anna Forster, ; Eunjung Lim, PhD, MS, MEd, BS
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014

Title: Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Adoption

Background:  Most healthcare professionals, including nurses, will have contact with patients who have a connection to adoption. Still, many nursing curricula do not incorporate topics related to the needs of the adoption triad (birth parents, adoptive parents/siblings, and individuals who are adopted).

Purpose:This study examined undergraduate nursing students’: 1) perceptions of the members of the adoption triad, 2) perceived comfort level in caring for the triad, and 3) reported competency of care based on clinical vignettes.

Methods and Subjects:  Eighty-five students enrolled in a generic baccalaureate program in the Midwest responded to the survey.  Predominant areas of clinical interest included labor, delivery, and postpartum, and pediatrics.

Instruments: The 29-item, investigator-generated survey, contained Likert and semantic differential questions. Acceptable Cronbach’s alphas were found for the three sections of the survey:  1) global perceptions of the adoption triad (0.80); 2) overall comfort of students in rendering care to the triad (0.72); 3) confidence of care based on clinical vignettes (0.79).

Results:  Adoptive parents were perceived as happier, and more responsible, selfless, powerful, stable and supported than the other triad members.  However, students’ reported feeling the least comfortable in providing care for adoptive parents. Paired t-tests revealed significant differences between overall comfort levels of caring for the triad and levels of confidence that were tied to specific clinical situations.  The majority of students agreed or strongly agreed that more information regarding adoption should be offered in school.

Conclusion: While perceptions of adoptive parents were very positive, overall confidence in working with them was lowest. Overconfidence in caring for members of the adoption triad was evident when general responses were compared to the clinical vignettes. These findings support that students require more knowledge to meet the triad members’ needs; learning should be enhanced by case studies and clinical situations.

Keywords:
nursing; education; adoption
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Students' Perceptions of Adoptionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFoli, Karen J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorForster, Annaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLim, Eunjungen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKaren J. Foli, PhD, MSN, RN, email: kfoli@purdue.edu; Anna Forster, ; Eunjung Lim, PhD, MS, MEd, BSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316818-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014</p><b>Title: </b>Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Adoption <p><b>Background:</b>  Most healthcare professionals, including nurses, will have contact with patients who have a connection to adoption. Still, many nursing curricula do not incorporate topics related to the needs of the adoption triad (birth parents, adoptive parents/siblings, and individuals who are adopted). <p><b>Purpose:</b>This study examined undergraduate nursing students’: 1) perceptions of the members of the adoption triad, 2) perceived comfort level in caring for the triad, and 3) reported competency of care based on clinical vignettes. <p><b>Methods and Subjects:  </b>Eighty-five students enrolled in a generic baccalaureate program in the Midwest responded to the survey.  Predominant areas of clinical interest included labor, delivery, and postpartum, and pediatrics. <p><b>Instruments: </b>The 29-item, investigator-generated survey, contained Likert and semantic differential questions. Acceptable Cronbach’s alphas were found for the three sections of the survey:  1) global perceptions of the adoption triad (0.80); 2) overall comfort of students in rendering care to the triad (0.72); 3) confidence of care based on clinical vignettes (0.79). <p><b>Results: </b> Adoptive parents were perceived as happier, and more responsible, selfless, powerful, stable and supported than the other triad members.  However, students’ reported feeling the least comfortable in providing care for adoptive parents. Paired t-tests revealed significant differences between overall comfort levels of caring for the triad and levels of confidence that were tied to specific clinical situations.  The majority of students agreed or strongly agreed that more information regarding adoption should be offered in school. <p><b>Conclusion:</b> While perceptions of adoptive parents were very positive, overall confidence in working with them was lowest. Overconfidence in caring for members of the adoption triad was evident when general responses were compared to the clinical vignettes. These findings support that students require more knowledge to meet the triad members’ needs; learning should be enhanced by case studies and clinical situations.en_GB
dc.subjectnursingen_GB
dc.subjecteducationen_GB
dc.subjectadoptionen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:10Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:10Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_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. 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 articleen_GB
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