The Impact of Debriefing Following Nursing Assessments
Keywords:debriefing, nursing assessments
Nursing curriculums are demanding programs which may precipitate intense feelings of worry, tension, and stress in nursing students (Perpetua Moreire & Ferreira Furegato, 2013). The impact of these feelings can hinder their self- efficacy. Furthermore, their well-being may have a long-term effect transferrable to patient car (Jun & Lee, 2017). It’s important to seek out ways to reduce these negative feelings and further support to mental health of nursing professionals. Debriefing experiences are used as they provide emotional support. Debriefing is a stress reduction technique that allows individuals to express and reflect upon their performance in a safe, non-judgmental space.
The goal of this research is to develop a comprehensive study on the impact of debriefing after nursing assessments.
- Class roster used to randomize an experimental group and a control group
- Class has an exam
- Group will take part in debriefing session (Independent Variable)
- Post self-assessment (Dependent Variable)
Experimental Group (A)
3D model of debriefing session
Control Group (B)
Unstructured debriefing session
For nursing students, immediately after taking an exam (P), how does a 3D model of debriefing (I) compare with an unstructured debriefing method © reduce self-reported stress and instill self-reported confidence as measured by post debriefing survey.
“This debriefing after the exam helped alleviate stress prior to taking the OSCE next.”
“I am thankful for this time to discuss. I was helpful for me to talk with others and discuss the study techniques. Thanks for putting this together! I am interested to read up on the results to better prepare for the exams and distress before exams”
“It felt like a needed therapy session, I’m not the only one”
Continue research in peer-led debriefing
Clinical debriefing experience
Obtain large class size
Conduct during in school session
Look into evidence-base practice of academic stress relief
CASE program 2019
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