Putting words into action project: Using role play in skills training

Lewis, D. and O'Boyle-Duggan, M. and Chapman, J. and Dee, P. and Sellner, K. and Gorman, S. (2013) Putting words into action project: Using role play in skills training. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (11). pp. 638-644. ISSN 09660461 (ISSN)

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Research highlights the need to use experienced role-players with skilled facilitation to deliver effective communication skills training (CST) but this is challenging in a large faculty of health. In this pilot project, students from Birmingham City University's School of Acting and role-players from the Learning Disability nursing programme received role-player training (Phase I) before delivering 26 CST sessions to 520 first year BSc nursing students (Phase II), using role-plays based on clinical scenarios in adult, mental health, learning disability and children's nursing. A pre- and post-session survey assessed student confidence, with feedback gathered from role-players, and facilitators. Pre-session confidence levels in students who participated and observed the role-play were similar, and using Wilcoxon and Mann Whitney non-parametric tests, a statistically significant increase in post-session confidence levels was demonstrated across all four fields of nursing. This increase in confidence applied to role-play participating students and observers, although role-playing students gained the largest confidence increase. A Higher Education Academy Collaborative Grant extended the project in 2012/13. © 2013 MA Healthcare Ltd.

Item Type: Article
13 June 2013Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication, Education, Nursing, Roleplay, Simulation, adult, article, curriculum, female, human, interpersonal communication, male, methodology, nurse patient relationship, nursing education, nursing evaluation research, role playing, teaching, United Kingdom, Adult, Communication, Competency-Based Education, Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate, England, Female, Humans, Male, Nurse-Patient Relations, Nursing Evaluation Research, Patient Simulation, Role Playing
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR)
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 06:58
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 17:15
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2651

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