Jun 13, 2013

Use of media technology to enhance the learning of student nurses in regards to auditory hallucinations

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Kerry Mawson

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine if simulation aided by media technology contributes towards an increase in knowledge, empathy, and a change in attitudes in regards to auditory hallucinations for nursing students. A convenience sample of 60 second-year undergraduate nursing students from an Australian university was invited to be part of the study. A pre-post-test design was used, with data analysed using a paired samples t-test to identify pre- and post-changes on nursing students' scores on knowledge of auditory hallucinations. Nine of the 11 questions reported statistically-significant results. The remaining two questions highlighted knowledge embedded within the curriculum, with therapeutic communication being the core work of mental health nursing. The implications for practice are that simulation aided by media technology increases the knowledge of students in regards to auditory hallucinations.

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In Silico
Compassion
Role Playing Therapy
I-POD
Programmed Instruction, Computerized
60 Second
Hallucinations, Visual, Unformed
Nurse-Patient Relations
Staff Attitude
Hallucinations, Auditory

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