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"Walking in their shoes": the effects of an immersive digital story intervention on empathy in nursing students.

Yu, Juping, Parsons, Gareth, Lancastle, Deborah, Tonkin, Emma T. and Ganesh, Siva 2021. "Walking in their shoes": the effects of an immersive digital story intervention on empathy in nursing students. Nursing Open 8 (5) , pp. 2813-2823. 10.1002/nop2.860

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Abstract

Aim To evaluate the effects of a novel, immersive digital story intervention on empathy. Design A randomized trial with three phases. Results A total of 238 2nd year nursing students were recruited between May 2018 and December 2019. At baseline, no significant differences in empathy between the groups were found (p = .760). However, at post-test, empathy was significantly higher in the intervention group (M: 118.76, SD: 10.65) than it was in the control group (M: 114.60, SD: 15.40) (p = .012). At follow-up, there were no significant differences in empathy between the groups (p = .364). Conclusion The intervention resulted in an immediate increase in empathy in nursing students. However, further development of effective intervention delivery modes and fundamental redesign of the intervention itself would be needed to sustain this improvement over the long term.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License
Publisher: Wiley Open Access
ISSN: 2054-1058
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 June 2022
Date of Acceptance: 19 February 2021
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2022 09:45
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/150783

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