Evaluation of Communication Skills, Empathic Tendency and Child Love in Nursing StudentsName : Dr. Hatice Oguzhan
Affliation : Research Assistant
University : Gumushane University
Country : Turkey
Aim: To evaluate communication skills, empathic tendency and child love of nursing students.
Method: The descriptive study was carried out on February 2018 to the students of Gumushane University Health Sciences Faculty Nursing Department. The universe formed nursing students (N=303) who attended Gümü?hane University faculty of health science faculty nursing department 2nd and 3rd grade and 4th grade and accepted to participate in the study. We did not go to the sample method in the study, studied the whole universe. Questionnaire, Child-loving Scale, Empathic Tendency Scale, and Communication Skills Inventory were used to collect data. The data were obtained by face-to-face interview. The data were evaluated on a computer using descriptive statistics and analysis of variance. Ethical principles are adhered to.
Results: It was determined that 69.3% of the students were female, 98% were single, 35% were in the fourth grade, 70.3% were equivalent to income, 70.6% did not read children's books and 44.6% did not play enough children. Child love level of students who read child books (p<.0) and knew enough child play (<.05) was higher in the important level. It was also found that the third graders had a higher level of child love and empathic tendencies but a significant difference only in the empathic tendency (p <.000). It was determined that the empathic tendencies of students were positively correlated with child love and were negatively correlated with communication skills (p <.000).
Conclusion: Future nursing students who will give care to children need to be encouraged to read children's books and learn about children's play. It may also be possible to increase child love by improving empathic tendencies.
Hatice Oguzhan University of Gumu?hane Health Service Vocational High School instructor. Child health and illness nursing of master student. Research areas; child health, chronic diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition