The impact of high fidelity human simulation on self-efficacy of communication skills.
Communication is a critical component of nursing education as well as a necessity in maintaining patient safety. Psychiatric nursing is a specialty that emphasizes utilization of communication skills to develop therapeutic relationships. Nursing students are frequently concerned and anxious about entering the mental health setting for their first clinical placement. High fidelity human simulation (HFHS) is one method that can be used to allow students to practice and become proficient with communication skills. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two educational delivery methods, traditional lecture and HFHS, on senior level nursing student's self-efficacy with respect to communicating with patients experiencing mental illness. The results of this study support the use of HFHS to assist in enhancing undergraduate students' self-efficacy in communicating with patients who are experiencing mental illness.
Kameg, K; Howard, VM; Clochesy, J; Mitchell, AM; Suresky, JM
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