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Health (Basel). 2021 Dec 26;10(1):37. doi: 10.3390/healthcare10010037.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, we have converted our clinical simulation sessions into simulated video consultations. This study aims to assess the effects of virtual simulation-based training on the development and cultivation of humanization skills in undergraduate nursing students. A quasi-experimental study was conducted with 60 undergraduate nursing students. A validated questionnaire was used to assess the acquisition of humanizing skills (self-efficacy, sociability, affection, emotional understanding and optimism). The development of humanization skills in this group of undergraduate nursing students was assessed using virtual simulation-based training, comparing the levels achieved in these skills at baseline (pre- test) and after the virtual simulation experience (post-test). After the virtual simulation sessions, students improved their humanization total score levels and emotional understanding and self-efficacy skills, achieving large effect sizes in each of them (rB = 0.508, rB = 0.713 and rB = 0.505 respectively). This virtual simulation modality makes it possible to train in the humanization of care with the collaboration of standardized patients in the form of simulated nursing video consultations and the realization of high fidelity simulation sessions in accordance with the requirements of best practices. Therefore, this methodology could be considered as another choice for virtual simulation. Moreover, this virtual modality could be a way to humanize the virtual simulation.
PMID:35052201 | DOI:10.3390/healthcare10010037