A key element in the comprehensive physical exam is the patient interview in which the nurse practitioner (NP) elicits information from the patient to help guide in the discovery of a health issue. Technologies that allow the NP student to view patient interviews from the patient’s perspective may enhance interviewing techniques and promote therapeutic interview behaviors. We report the results of a pilot program for NP students enrolled in an advanced health assessment course. Student volunteers conducted interviews with patient actors. Actors wore Google Glass®, an optical head-mounted device with video-recording capabilities.
About the Authors Geraldine F. Marrocco, EdD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, is an associate professor, Yale University School of Nursing, Orange, Connecticut. Ekaterina Ginzburg, MA, is director of academic support, instructional technology and design, Yale University School of Nursing. Shelli L. Feder, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, is a clinician in palliative care, VA Connecticut Healthcare, West Haven, Connecticut. For more information, contact Dr. Marrocco at email@example.com.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.