Nursing students inclusion of family system nursing in their bachelorette thesis from 2012-2016

Barbara Voltelen, Anne Seneca Terkelsen

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Background: Serious illness is a family affair. Since 2013 family system nursing, beyond paediatrics, was introduced in the undergraduate curriculum at a School of Nursing. Students were introduced to “think family” and had the opportunity to attend a longer optional course during the last half year of their education.
Aim: The aim of this study was to explore if students choice of content has evolved towards more family inclusion in their bachelorette thesis after implementation of family system nursing in the curriculum.
Methods: We used a descriptive quantitative retrospective approach highlighting the proportion of content about family system nursing by performing a review by title and abstracts from 701 bachelorette theses written from 2012-2016.
Results: Analysis indicated a 20% increase in family inclusion, beyond paediatrics, among content except the second last year where the optional course was not established due to organizational issues.
Conclusion: Participation in family system nursing education could increase interest in family inclusion for nursing students. Further targeted evaluations are needed to measure student output from these family system nursing courses eg. by surveys according to the generalist competencies for family nurses outlined by the International Family Nursing Association.
Implications: Indications could assist management of the School of Nursing to maintain the family focus in the curriculum in order to fulfil the demand of family inclusion from patients, families, and the political and governmental level in the country.

Publikationsdato2 feb. 2018
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 2 feb. 2018
BegivenhedFamily Health over Lifespan - Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Holland
Varighed: 8 feb. 20189 feb. 2018


KonferenceFamily Health over Lifespan
LokationHanze University of Applied Sciences