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Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills among Nursing Undergraduates by Developing Real Life Scenarios Using Community Dwelling Simulated Patients


Abstract

University nursing education around the world is being challenged for nurturing future nurses who will be able to think critically and communicate effectively in order to meet the diversity of client-based care in hospitals and community. Therefore, apart from traditional lecture-based didactic learning approach, innovative methods such as e-learning, simulations, problem-based learning and experiential learning have been introduced. In the recent decade, there has been increasing recognition of using simulated patients in experiential learning to enhance students’ active participation in cognitive, affective and psychomotor application of what they have learnt from the lectures into real situations. However, there has been lacking real life scenarios with consideration of Chinese cultural and traditional beliefs which may affect nursing care, for examples, complementary of cold vs hot, yin vs yang and strong family values.

Principal Investigator

Dr. J.Y.H. Wong, School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of MedicineContact

Project level

Programme-level project

Project Completion

December 2017

Deliverables

  1. A set of protocol and training materials for simulated patients was developed. Download
  2. A set of assessment checklists for critical thinking skills in assessing student performance in caring clients was developed. Download
  3. An international peer review publication on the effects of using simulated patients in enhancing students’ critical thinking proficiency was submitted to Journal of Advanced Nursing.
  4. An oral presentation was conducted at the 9th Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA) Symposium cum Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education 2017. Download

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