Outcomes of Reciving Service-Learning Activities Among Elders Living in a Long-Term Care Facility

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335483
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcomes of Reciving Service-Learning Activities Among Elders Living in a Long-Term Care Facility
Author(s):
Wu, Chia-shan; Yu, Ching-Len; Chang, Su-Hsien
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Chia-shan Wu, RN, MSN, chiashan@mail.ntin.edu.tw; Ching-Len Yu, PhD; Su-Hsien Chang, PhD, RN, MSN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: Service-Learning is a form of experiential education. Teaching Long-Term Care Nursing via service-learning activities, students can learn how to communicate with elders, present caring, and meet the needs of elders. However, outcomes of receiving service-learning among elders living in long-term care facilities in Taiwan were limited studied. The purpose of the study was to exam outcomes of receiving service-learning activities among elders living in a long-term care facility. Methods: This is a single group, pre and post test research design. The service-learning activities were provided by 4th-year nursing students in a five-year Junior College located in southern Taiwan. Each service-learning activity was provided 2 hours a week for six weeks in a morning of weekday. During the service-learning activities performed, students not only accompany elders, but also review elders' prior life with elders. Results: There were 52 elders living in a long-term care facility in southern Taiwan participated in the study, Results showed that no statistically significant changes in mood status (t = 0.825) and self-esteem (t = 0.084). Although the self-perceived health status have improved, but no statistical significant improved in self-perceived physical health (t = 3.071) and mental health (t = 2.537). Hence, elders' life satisfaction score showed statistical significant declined (t = 2.537). These results might relate to a short period of service-learning activities provided. Elders might feel unhappy due to lack of student visits. Conclusion: Nursing faculties who plan service-learning activities in the curriculum, teachers should prepare students knowledge and skills on how to say goodbye with elders, and than to decrease elders' separation anxiety. Hence, continuing social visits might be provided to decrease elders' feeling of loss. Elders might increase their life satisfaction, improve mood status and self-esteem.
Keywords:
service-learning; nursing students; elders
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
11 ; 11
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST301
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleOutcomes of Reciving Service-Learning Activities Among Elders Living in a Long-Term Care Facilityen
dc.contributor.authorWu, Chia-shanen
dc.contributor.authorYu, Ching-Lenen
dc.contributor.authorChang, Su-Hsienen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsChia-shan Wu, RN, MSN, chiashan@mail.ntin.edu.tw; Ching-Len Yu, PhD; Su-Hsien Chang, PhD, RN, MSNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335483-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: Service-Learning is a form of experiential education. Teaching Long-Term Care Nursing via service-learning activities, students can learn how to communicate with elders, present caring, and meet the needs of elders. However, outcomes of receiving service-learning among elders living in long-term care facilities in Taiwan were limited studied. The purpose of the study was to exam outcomes of receiving service-learning activities among elders living in a long-term care facility. Methods: This is a single group, pre and post test research design. The service-learning activities were provided by 4th-year nursing students in a five-year Junior College located in southern Taiwan. Each service-learning activity was provided 2 hours a week for six weeks in a morning of weekday. During the service-learning activities performed, students not only accompany elders, but also review elders' prior life with elders. Results: There were 52 elders living in a long-term care facility in southern Taiwan participated in the study, Results showed that no statistically significant changes in mood status (t = 0.825) and self-esteem (t = 0.084). Although the self-perceived health status have improved, but no statistical significant improved in self-perceived physical health (t = 3.071) and mental health (t = 2.537). Hence, elders' life satisfaction score showed statistical significant declined (t = 2.537). These results might relate to a short period of service-learning activities provided. Elders might feel unhappy due to lack of student visits. Conclusion: Nursing faculties who plan service-learning activities in the curriculum, teachers should prepare students knowledge and skills on how to say goodbye with elders, and than to decrease elders' separation anxiety. Hence, continuing social visits might be provided to decrease elders' feeling of loss. Elders might increase their life satisfaction, improve mood status and self-esteem.en
dc.subjectservice-learningen
dc.subjectnursing studentsen
dc.subjecteldersen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:53:33Z-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:53:33Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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