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Understanding the Patient Experience Through the Power of Film: a Mixed Method Qualitative Research Project

Ogston-Tuck, Sherri, Baume, Kath, Clarke, Chris and Heng, Simon (2015) Understanding the Patient Experience Through the Power of Film: a Mixed Method Qualitative Research Project. In: NET2015 Conference, 8th - 10th September 2015, Cambridge.

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Film is a highly attractive teaching instrument for the study of different terminal diseases, exploring bioethics (Beauchamp and Childress, 2009) and is a preferred medium over traditional lectures (Edmunds, 2013) to provide realistic examples for adult learners. It can tap into ethical issues; facilitate decision-making; and examine underlying issues such as euthanasia; assisted suicide; and professional responsibility. Contrast this with standard means of teaching, such as scenarios- although a useful pedagogic tool, these are limited because students must imagine the clinical scenario. Film can fill that imaginative gap (Volandes, 2007). It can be utilised as an active teaching strategy for a variety of topics in nursing (Edmunds, 2013) providing a unique way to promote active learning in nursing education (Herrman, 2006).

The objectives of the study, aim to help pre registration student nurses from each year of study to engage with their role as health care professionals; provide open discussion and debate on how they view the personal experience of illness/disease/disability/death and to reflect on their role and provision of patient care. It is delivered in 3 tiers to provide a range of data for thematic analysis; 1) Film screening followed by a ‘5 minute reaction’ discussion and post screening questionnaire; 2) Pre screening guided activities for reflection and discussion; 3) Focus groups.

This project meets identified aims from the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) by fostering creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning; facilitating and supporting the design and delivery of continuing education development programmes and activities; and demonstrates professionalism that staff and institutions bring to teaching.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: film, teaching, nursing education, reflection, bioethics in healthcare
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Sherri Ogston-Tuck
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 14:46
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2023 12:43

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