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High-Level realism in simulation: a catalyst for providing intimate care


Mainey, L and Dwyer, T and Reid-Searl, K and Reid-Searl, KA, High-Level realism in simulation: a catalyst for providing intimate care, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 17 pp. 47-57. ISSN 1876-1399 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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© 2017 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning. Published by Elsevier Inc.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2017.12.001


Background: For many nursing students, their first experience providing intimate care will be during clinical placement, away from the safety of the classroom.

Method: First-year students (n = 99) completed an open-ended survey before and after participation in an on-campus fundamentals of nursing session on toileting and showering that used Mask-Edô (KRS simulation). Inductive content analysis informed the analysis of data.

Results: The main theme of shifting of confidence describes the movement from fear of engaging in intimate touch to complete nursing tasks (showering and attending to hygiene needs) to touch as means for engaging in intimate care. The realism and vulnerability of the Mask-Edô simulation was the catalyst for this shift that placed the person at the center of the care delivery.

Conclusions: Within the safety of the classroom, Mask-Edô allowed students to authentically experience the shock factor of caring for a naked elderly woman. The Mask-Edô educator then reconstructed the students' experience to lead them to patient-centered care. The findings of this study suggest that the Mask-Edô simulation technique is well positioned to teach intimate care.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:intimate care nakedness nursing student patient simulation Mask-Edô simulation
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Professional development and adult education
UTAS Author:Reid-Searl, K (Professor Kerry Reid-Searl)
ID Code:153881
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2022-10-13
Last Modified:2022-11-09

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