Communication adaption in challenging simulations for student nurse midwives

Donovan, Helen and Forster, Elizabeth (2015) Communication adaption in challenging simulations for student nurse midwives. Clinical Simulation in Nursing , 11 (10). pp. 450-457. ISSN 1876-1399

Abstract

Background
Nurses and midwives must be able to adapt their behavior and language to meet the health care needs of patients and their families in diverse and at times difficult circumstances.
Methods
This study of fourth-year dual-degree nurse midwives used Communication Accommodation Theory strategies to examine their use of language and discourse when managing a sequential simulation of neonatal resuscitation and bereavement support.
Results
The results showed that many of the students were slow to respond to the changing needs of the patient and family and at times used ineffectual and disengaging language.
Conclusion
Clinical simulation is a safe and effective method for nurses and midwives to experience and practice the use of language and discourse in challenging circumstances.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 05:18
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 04:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication Accommodation Theory; simulation; bereavement; emergency care; nurse; midwife; nursing student
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111006 Midwifery
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.ecns.2015.08.004
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29885

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