Using computer-assisted learning to gain knowledge about child death and bereavement

Title

Using computer-assisted learning to gain knowledge about child death and bereavement

Creator

Pfund R

Publisher

International Journal Of Palliative Nursing

Date

2005

Subject

Nursing; PedPal Lit; education Problem-Based Learning Program Evaluation Psychology; organization & administration Evidence-Based Medicine Family; Attitude of Health PersonnelBereavement Child Clinical Competence/standards Computer-Assisted Instruction/methods/standards Curriculum Education; Baccalaureate; Educational Students; Nursing/psychologyTerminal Care/psychology; psychology Forecasting Health Services Needs and Demand Holistic Health Humans Nursing Education Research Nursing Theory Pediatric Nursing

Description

Computer-assisted learning (CAL) can be a useful tool in helping nurses to learn about child death and bereavement. A CAL package on the care of children with life-limited illnesses and their families has been designed, developed and evaluated with students on the diploma in nursing (child) programme. Early indications are that CAL, in conjunction with teacher support, can offer a means to allow individuals to work at their own pace, apply learning and explore new learning in a non-threatening environment. This article argues that the skills required to care holistically for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are complex. Extensive applications of previously learnt transferable skills, as well as a good grasp of multidisciplinary working, are needed. In turn, these skills are transferable and applicable in almost any other professional situation. CAL combines different learning styles, such as factual information giving, enquiry-based and practice-based learning; therefore, integrating learning about child death and bereavement both in theory and in practice.
2005

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. PedPalASCNET does not hold any rights over the resource listed here. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

591-7

Issue

11

Volume

11

Citation

Pfund R, “Using computer-assisted learning to gain knowledge about child death and bereavement,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 27, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13336.

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