Intergenerational Narrative Learning to Bridge the Generation Gap in Humanistic Care Nursing Education

Yu-Lun Kuo, Jian-Tao Lee, Mei-Yu Yeh
2021 Healthcare  
The development of nursing students' ability to practice humanistic care is extremely important. Methods: This study explored students' learning experience when providing humanistic care for older adults with chronic diseases while employing intergenerational narrative learning. An exploratory descriptive qualitative study design was adopted. Results: We analyzed evaluations from 35 students who completed the course, in which intergenerational narrative learning was employed. Evaluations
more » ... ed open-ended questions that asked students to reflect upon their experiences and describe their perceptions, thoughts, and feelings after the course. Three main themes were revealed by thematic analysis: direct interaction supersedes knowledge in books, the framework for improving humanistic caring, and internalization of the importance of humanistic care in nursing. Conclusion: An awareness of patients' perspectives inspired the students in their development toward a more profound caring attitude. The intergenerational narrative learning teaching strategy could foster professional and humanistic-centered care in nursing students.
doi:10.3390/healthcare9101291 pmid:34682971 fatcat:ovb3h4qbrzflvf2x6iaucskfum