Student-Developed Simulations: Enhancing Cultural Awareness and Understanding Social Determinants of Health.


Journal Article

BACKGROUND:National and global initiatives to address the social determinants of health (SDH) are on the rise. On a parallel trajectory, increased cultural awareness is emerging as an integral strategy to improve the understanding of these social contributions to disease states, health inequities, and health disparities. METHOD:Undergraduate nursing students developed modalities and role-played simulations as a teaching and learning strategy. The simulations demonstrated how nurses assess patients' unique needs and offer support and resources regarding patients' socioeconomic, cultural, and environmental needs. RESULTS:The student-developed simulations were an interactive teaching and learning strategy that offered several benefits, such as improved interpersonal skills, learned specific nursing roles, and improved cultural awareness. CONCLUSION:Student-developed simulations are an innovative teaching strategy for improving cultural awareness and learning more about SDH. [J Nurs Educ. 2017;56(4):243-246.].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cantey, DS; Randolph, SD; Molloy, MA; Carter, B; Cary, MP

Published Date

  • April 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 243 - 246

PubMed ID

  • 28383751

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28383751

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2421

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-4834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/01484834-20170323-11


  • eng