DescriptionUSING A PEDAGOGICAL TOOL TO IMPROVE LEARNING: RAISING STUDENTS’ COMPETENCIES WITH
RESPECT TO THE EVIDENCE LEVEL OF LITERATURE
B. BAGGER 1,*, H. T. KELLY 2, B. HØRDAM 3
Abstract Content: Nurses work in complex organizations and solve multifaceted problems in an ever changing society when meeting patient needs. Therefore there is a need to develop students´ skills in the use of evidence based literature
in clinical decision making. A retrospective study at University College Zealand of nursing students’ bachelor projects highlighted students’ difficulties when categorizing and evaluating research literature. Students relied upon introductory
textbooks as a major source of information and used proportionately few researched based resources. In 2011 a pilot project aimed at raising students’ awareness with respect to the choice and assessment of literature was initiated and students were introduced to a new pedagogical tool. Effects of the educational intervention were measured via quantitative and qualitative data and a follow-up clinical intervention was made collecting data from a smaller group of
selected students and clinical advisors. The tool has now been enhanced and innovative initiatives promoting evidence based practice have subsequently been introduced as a result of the pilot project.
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