The impact of income and social status on population health: a scenario based simulation for nursing students

Densmore, Jennifer (2015) The impact of income and social status on population health: a scenario based simulation for nursing students. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The development of critical thinking and communication skills is an essential part of Baccalaureate and Practical Nursing education. Scenario-based simulation, a form of experiential learning, directly engages students in the learning process. This teaching learning method has been shown to increase students’ understanding of the influence of their personal beliefs and values when working with clients and to improve therapeutic communication and critical thinking skills. Students in both the BN (Collaborative) and PN Programs at the Centre for Nursing Studies demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of the impact of income and social status on population health but often experience difficulty applying this knowledge to the clinical situations involving clients and families. The purpose of the project was to develop a scenario-based simulation activity to provide nursing students with first-hand experiences of the impact of income and social status on health service accessibility. A literature review and stakeholder consultations were conducted to inform the project. The findings of these initiatives and Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory were used to guide all aspects of the project. This report is an account of how the income and social status simulation and its accompanying materials were developed. This project provided an excellent learning opportunity that demonstrated the use of advanced nursing competencies.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12095
Item ID: 12095
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references. -- Final report of the Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum -- Practicum report submitted to the School of Nursing in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Nursing.
Department(s): Nursing, School of
Date: December 2015
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Practical nursing--Study and teaching; Health services accessibility--Social aspects; Health services accessibility--Economic aspects
Medical Subject Heading: Nursing, Practical--education; Health Services Accessibility; Health Services Accessibility--economics

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