Nurse’s impressions and changes after the workshops using the pediatric nursing care model

Naomi Matsumori


For children undergoing medical examinations/procedures and nursing care, medical settings are unfamiliar environments where they are surrounded by unfamiliar people, so they often experience more fears and anxieties than adults would expect. To reduce them, nurses practice various types of patient care related to preparation, and pay adequate attention to providing psychological preparation when involved with children and their families. The workshops were conducted with the aims of: interpreting the meaning of the responses of children and their families, reflecting on daily nursing practice, exchanging information on nursing practice provided at other hospitals, and helping participants achieve new insights, by using the pediatric nursing care model. To hold workshops using a pediatric nursing care model demonstrating the basic attitudes towards ethical practice of nursing, including psychological preparation provided in medical settings, and investigate nurses’ impressions of and changes observed after the workshops. 12 pediatric nurses working at medical institutions in Japan were participated with informed consent. As a result of this workshops using the pediatric nursing care model, the original goals were accomplished. Furthermore, the implementation rate has improved in most of the care model items after the third workshop, showing the positive outcome of the workshops. We would like to further refine the model, and hold more workshops by improving its content and methods.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

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

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