Nursing Students

Being reasonable: supporting disabled nursing students in practice

Tee SR, Owens K, Plowright S, Ramnath P, Rourke S, James C, Bayliss J.  School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom. s.r.tee@soton.ac.uk.  Nurse Educ Pract. 2010 Jul;10(4):216-21. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2009.11.006. Epub 2009 Dec 16. AIM: To analyse recurring adjustments made in practice settings and the support strategies put in place […]

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Caring for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities: virtual patient instruction improves students’ knowledge and comfort level.

Nurses play a vital role in providing health care to children with developmental disability (DD) throughout the United States. Unfortunately, most nurses continue to report that they receive little or no clinical education in the area of DDs. In response to this need, a core development team consisting of nurse practitioners and nursing faculty from […]

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Engendering student empathy for disabled clients with urinary incontinence through experiential learning.

As part of a rehabilitation clinical course for senior baccalaureate nursing students, a disability-incontinence experiential learning activity is required. The assignment is intended to familiarize students with some of the challenges encountered by a client with mobility problems, including continence management issues using disposable undergarments. Wearing the undergarments dry and wet while being confined to […]

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Integration of disability-related content in nursing curricula.

Despite evidence that health care professionals, including nurses, do not perceive persons with disabilities in a positive light and fail to attend to their health care needs, it is not known how nursing programs address the topic of disability. This descriptive study was conducted to examine the extent to which schools of nursing in the […]

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Evaluation of the effects of an inservice training program on nursing faculty members’ perceptions, knowledge, and concerns about students with disabilities.

This study evaluated the effects of an inservice program on the perceptions, knowledge, and concerns of nursing faculty members about students with disabilities. Training was delivered to 112 faculty members in eight nursing programs. Using a 6-point Likert scale, faculty members rated their perceptions of whether people with different types of disabilities could succeed as […]

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The effect of curriculum on the attitudes of nursing students toward disability.

Societal attitudes toward people with differing abilities are often based on a lack of understanding, fear of the unknown, and stereotypes learned from others. Nursing students enter their educational programs with similar attitudes and experiences. Attitudes of nurses are key to how they respond toward individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses. The nurses’ attitudes affect […]

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Teaching students to care for and about people with disabilities.

Although nursing curricula emphasize acute care in hospitals and communities, 25% of North Americans are living with long-term disabilities without an available or foreseeable cure. Underserved in our society, this group is also underserved in nursing curricula, which rarely address their unique needs and issues. The authors share information about a required baccalaureate nursing course […]

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