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Care-givers’ Reflections on an Ethics Education Immersive Simulation Care Experience:  A Series of Epiphanous Events

Gallagher, A, Peacock, Matthew, Zasada, Magdalena, Coucke, T, Cox, Anna and Janssens, N (2016) Care-givers’ Reflections on an Ethics Education Immersive Simulation Care Experience:  A Series of Epiphanous Events Nursing Inquiry.

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Abstract

There has been little previous scholarship regarding the aims, options and impact of ethics education on residential care-givers. This manuscript details findings from a pragmatic cluster trial evaluating the impact of three different approaches to ethics education. The focus of the article is on one of the interventions, an immersive simulation experience. The simulation experience required residential care-givers to assume the profile of elderly care-recipients for a 24-hr period. The care-givers were student nurses. The project was reviewed favourably by a university ethics committee, and participants provided informed consent. Data from six postsimulation experience focus groups were analysed thematically and three themes were identified: the experience of vulnerability, dignity in care and the organisation of care. Findings suggest that the immersive simulation experience had a powerful immediate impact as participants described epiphanous insights relating to their care experiences. It is suggested that reflecting on and recording epiphanous events has the potential to sustain ethical care practices. Further research is required to evaluate the impact of different ethics education interventions in different cultural contexts. Exploration is also required regarding the meaning and significance of care epiphanies, those “most delicate and evanescent of moments,” for the sustainability of ethical care.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Health Sciences
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Gallagher, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Peacock, MatthewM.Peacock@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Zasada, Magdalenam.zasada@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Coucke, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cox, AnnaA.Cox@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Janssens, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 21 December 2016
Identification Number : 10.1111/nin.12174
Copyright Disclaimer : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Gallagher, A., Peacock, M., Zasada, M., Janssens, N., Coucke, T. and Cox, A. (2016), Care-givers’ reflections on an ethics education immersive simulation care experience: A series of epiphanous events. Nursing Inquiry, 00: 1–10. doi: 10.1111/nin.12174, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nin.12174/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 21 Feb 2017 10:29
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2017 10:19
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813574

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