Educational effect of a nursing training conference adopting the world café method: Medical care teams

Mariko Nakano, Misuzu Nakamura, Sachie Furushima, Mikiyo Sato, Naoto Hasegawa, Ayaka Sasaki


Aim: The study aimed to clarify students’ learning about medical care teams through clinical practicum based on the World Café method, to find suggestions useful for developing new methods of education.

Methods: The “roles of nursing in improving medical care teams” reported by students were qualitatively and descriptively analyzed.

Results: Six core categories were identified concerning the roles of nursing in medical care teams, including [Staying close to patients to support them], [Providing information and using obtained information for care as much as possible], [Hub station for interpersonal relationships], [Realizing patient-centered medicine], [Key approaches to promote medical care teams ] and [Lubricant for medical care teams].

Conclusions: Education using the World Café method helps students integrate their practice effectively based on theories and experiences, remember during training what has been already learned and pay attention to medical care teams. Furthermore, supportive guidance, such as providing feedback, was useful for them to develop more flexible and deeper thoughts.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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