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Development of a virtual learning environment to enhance undergraduate nursing students' effectiveness and interest in working with older people

Edwards, Helen E., Nash, Robyn E., Sacre, Sandra M., Courtney, Mary D., & Abbey, Jennifer A. (2008) Development of a virtual learning environment to enhance undergraduate nursing students' effectiveness and interest in working with older people. Nurse Education Today, 28(6), pp. 672-679.

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Abstract

Throughout the world populations are aging and there is a concomitant global need for increasing numbers of nurses who are skilled in working with older people. The aim of this study was to develop a web-based resource for use in nursing schools to help educate undergraduate nursing students about working effectively with older people. This paper details the process of developing the working with older people website, www.workingwitholderpeople.edu.au, which was launched at the end of 2006. The working with older people website was designed for use as a stand alone or self directed program and/or as a set of modules suitable for integration within individual undergraduate nursing programs. The resource is unique in its portrayal of older adults and the challenges they face in a way that is appealing to undergraduate students, and engages them in meaningful learning activities, based on authentic cases, while also providing comprehensive resources and links.

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ID Code: 14410
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: aged care, older people, web, site, on, line resources, undergraduate nursing curricula
DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2007.11.009
ISSN: 0260-6917
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Geriatrics and Gerontology (110308)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Aged Care Nursing (111001)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Deposited On: 19 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:44

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