TITLE

CULTIVATING A MORAL SENSE OF NURSING THROUGH MODEL EMULATION

AUTHOR(S)
Samantha Pang, M-C.
PUB. DATE
September 1998
SOURCE
Nursing Ethics;Sep98, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p424
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper reports part of a longitudinal research project, which sought to capture students’ conceptualization of caring practice as they progressed to different levels of study in a nursing diploma programme in Hong Kong. Model emulation was found to be an effective means of focusing students’ learning processes on the moral aspects of nursing practice. The theory of model emulation from a Chinese perspective and how it is applied to create a learning context to allow students to acquire a moral sense of nursing are discussed. The participating students are invited to be sincere enquirers in the pursuit of the good embedded in practice through introspective self-examination and dialogue. They are asked to describe and share their experience of positive and negative examples of nursing in written accounts. Van Kaam’s phenomenological method was adopted to explicate the good and bad constituents of nursing from these examples, with the students assuming an active role in the explication process. The explication reveals that the students were able to articulate the good and bad practices in a variety of patient care situations.
ACCESSION #
4093555

 

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