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dc.contributor.advisorEstefan, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Michelle Lee
dc.date2019-06
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-07T16:56:11Z
dc.date.available2019-01-07T16:56:11Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-21
dc.identifier.citationCullen, M. L. (2018). Students' Experiences of Learning Therapeutic Communication in Virtual Patient Simulation (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/109431
dc.description.abstractTurk Talk is a real-time chat session embedded in a virtual patient simulation. Turk Talk requires students to use therapeutic communication skills to formulate their responses to virtual patients. These virtual patient scenarios are a hybrid approach to facilitate undergraduate nursing students’ development of therapeutic communication. This thesis reports a thematic analysis that is part of a broader evaluation of Turk Talk. The study is grounded in key tenets of critical realism, social constructivism, socio-materialism, and student-centered learning theory. The purpose of this study was to explore students’ experiences of learning therapeutic communication using Turk Talk in a fourth-year undergraduate mental health and addictions nursing course. Three themes emerged: (a) Communication as Performance; (b) Communication as Discovery; and, (c) Communication as Cultivating Practice. Turk Talk requires students to use therapeutic communication skills to formulate their responses to virtual patients. The findings from this study complement and extend the current research related to virtual patient simulation to develop therapeutic communication skills in mental health and addictions nursing.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjecttherapeutic communicationen_US
dc.subjectvirtual patientsen_US
dc.subjectsimulationen_US
dc.subjectaddictionsen_US
dc.subjectTurk Talken_US
dc.subject.classificationEducation--Technologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationMental Healthen_US
dc.subject.classificationNursingen_US
dc.titleStudents' Experiences of Learning Therapeutic Communication in Virtual Patient Simulationen_US
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.publisher.facultyNursingen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Nursing (MN)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTopps, David A
dc.contributor.committeememberJakubec, Sonya Lee


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