Aging Simulation Program: Improving Nursing Students' Attitudes Toward Caring for Older People

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335582
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Aging Simulation Program: Improving Nursing Students' Attitudes Toward Caring for Older People
Author(s):
Huang, Min-Feng
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Min-Feng Huang, PhD, RN, minfeng@mail.ypu.edu.tw
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: This study aimed to explore the effects of an aging simulation program on improving nursing students' attitudes toward caring for older people. Methods: The aging simulation program includes 3 stages: Stage 1 was an introduction section; Stage 2 was the aging simulation; and Stage 3 was a post-simulation discussion. All participants completed a post-simulation report after the aging simulation program. The content analysis was conducted to analyze the post-simulation report. Results: A total of 67 undergraduate students studying in a gerontological nursing curriculum joined the aging simulation program. The majority of participants was females (92.3%; n=62). Four categories emerged from the data, including: requiring patience and empathy not sympathy, understanding the limitation of aging, creating a friendly and supportive environment, and preparing to face aging of parents and grandparents. Conclusion: Results of this study show that nursing students have positive attitudes toward aging. The findings suggest that the use of the aging simulation program in nursing education may prove helpful in enhancing undergraduate nursing students' attitudes toward caring for the elderly.
Keywords:
nursing student; aging simulation program; attitude
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
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
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe 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.titleAging Simulation Program: Improving Nursing Students' Attitudes Toward Caring for Older Peopleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Min-Fengen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMin-Feng Huang, PhD, RN, minfeng@mail.ypu.edu.twen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335582-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: This study aimed to explore the effects of an aging simulation program on improving nursing students' attitudes toward caring for older people. Methods: The aging simulation program includes 3 stages: Stage 1 was an introduction section; Stage 2 was the aging simulation; and Stage 3 was a post-simulation discussion. All participants completed a post-simulation report after the aging simulation program. The content analysis was conducted to analyze the post-simulation report. Results: A total of 67 undergraduate students studying in a gerontological nursing curriculum joined the aging simulation program. The majority of participants was females (92.3%; n=62). Four categories emerged from the data, including: requiring patience and empathy not sympathy, understanding the limitation of aging, creating a friendly and supportive environment, and preparing to face aging of parents and grandparents. Conclusion: Results of this study show that nursing students have positive attitudes toward aging. The findings suggest that the use of the aging simulation program in nursing education may prove helpful in enhancing undergraduate nursing students' attitudes toward caring for the elderly.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing studenten_GB
dc.subjectaging simulation programen_GB
dc.subjectattitudeen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:55:19Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:55:19Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
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_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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