Film modeling has been used to aid in individual stress reduction. It has been successful in reducing stress in children and their parents prior to surgical intervention as well as reducing stress in preparing children for dental procedures. This article focuses on the application of film modeling in developing orientation videotapes for baccalaureate nursing students to reduce anxiety in potentially stressful pediatric patient care settings. The process of producing videotapes using a film modeling format is explored, and the application for the promotion of a more positive experience for student learning is discussed. Areas for research using this type of teaching tool are suggested.
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