The goal of this study was to improve prelicensure nursing students’ attitudes 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org); or Dr Lee, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 415 Victoria Hall, 3500 Victoria St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 (email@example.com).
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Accepted for publication: July 21, 2015
Published ahead of print: September 24, 2015