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Voice Simulation in Nursing Education

Kepler, Britney B. DNP, PMHNP; Lee, Heeyoung PhD, PMHNP-BC; Kane, Irene PhD, RN, CNAA, HFI; Mitchell, Ann M. PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000213
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The goal of this study was to improve prelicensure nursing studentsattitudes toward and self-efficacy related to delivering nursing care to patients with auditory hallucinations. Based on the Hearing Voices That Are Distressing curriculum, 87 participants were instructed to complete 3 tasks while wearing headphones delivering distressing voices. Comparing presimulation and postsimulation results, this study suggests that the simulation significantly improved attitudes toward patients with auditory hallucinations; however, self-efficacy related to caring for these patients remained largely unchanged.

Author Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Dr Kepler), Assistant Professor (Dr Lee), Associate Professor (Dr Kane), Professor (Dr Mitchell), School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Kepler, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 415 Victoria Hall, 3500 Victoria St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 (bbk8@pitt.edu); or Dr Lee, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 415 Victoria Hall, 3500 Victoria St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 (leehee@pitt.edu).

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Accepted for publication: July 21, 2015

Published ahead of print: September 24, 2015

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