The influence of the oncology-focused transgender-simulated patient simulation on nursing students' cultural competence development

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Abstract

Background: Disparities experienced by transgender patients, especially in cancer care, leads to poorer outcomes and overall health. Simulation, using transgender simulated patients (SPs) with a focus on cancer care can be an effective way to foster cultural competence nursing education. Methods: Guided by the National League for Nursing (NLN)/Jeffries Simulation Theory and Cultural Competence and Confidence Model, this grant funded pretest (n = 48) and posttest (n = 41) comparison group, quasi-experimental study aimed to understand changes in students' transcultural self-efficacy (TSE) following the transgender-simulated patient simulation (TSPS) focusing on an oncological emergency management. Developed by following recommended guidelines and standards, the TSPS had content validity review and pilot testing. It aimed to improve students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes with regard to providing culturally congruent nursing care. The statistical methods included paired sample t-tests, independent t-tests, and correlation analyses. Results: Students who participated in the TSPS intervention had significantly higher posttest TSE scores (P <.05). Discussion: SP methodology can be an effective way to foster cultural congruence in nursing care. The findings contribute to the importance of continuous efforts for the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) topic in nursing education to enhance culturally congruent care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-630
Number of pages10
JournalNursing forum
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020

Keywords

  • Cultural Competence and Confidence Model
  • LGBTQ
  • NLN/Jeffries Simulation Framework for Simulated Patient Methodology
  • SP
  • TSE
  • TSET
  • Transcultural Self-Efficacy Tool
  • cultural competence education
  • oncological emergency management
  • simulated patient
  • simulation best practices
  • transcultural self-efficacy
  • transgender-simulated patient simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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