Poster Presentation

Friday, July 13, 2007
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Friday, July 13, 2007
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation III
Reflection and Case Interpretation - a strategy for teaching and implementing Evidence-based Practice
Katharina Strass, RN, BS, Department Nursing, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany and Martina Hasseler, PhD, BS, RN, Faculty of Social Work & Nursing, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
Learning Objective #1: ... learn that within the subject of nursing there is a point where external and internal evidence is combined in order to achieve continuity.
Learning Objective #2: ... learn that there is a continuous interplay between professional experience, reflection, explanation, and more recent experience.

Reflection and Case Interpretation - a strategy for teaching and implementing Evidence-based Practice Abstract: The module “Reflection and Case Interpretation” forms a central curricular aspect within the dual study subject of Nursing (Bachelor of Arts). The module is structured “crosswise” to all the other modules of the subject and continues for six semesters in the manner of a learning and research workshop that focuses on reflection of the students’ professional experience. It refers to theoretical and practical learning and research work. The curricular establishment of critical reconstructive case studies combined with phases of professional practice creates a structural place for an interplay between the adjustment to concrete situations, the reflection on those experiences, and the possibility of transforming the procedure. The reflection in this context encompasses different methods and backgrounds (e.g. evidence-based findings from nursing research) that will adjust to the growing competence of the students during the course of their studies, keeping an interdisciplinary and international orientation. The various settings of professional nursing practice will find consideration. The aim is to achieve competence in professional reflection, interpretation, and explanation as well as an integration of science-based knowledge and adjustment to the individual case. At this point external and internal evidence is combined. Students and teachers from different places of tuition (colleges, nursing schools, and nursing practice) work together in the learning and research workshop. There are multiple connections with other modules of the study subject, especially to those that focus on the research basis. The poster to be presented should convey an impression of the portrayed module as a possibility to support the implementation of “Evidence-Based Nursing” (considering external and internal evidence) into a primary qualifying study subject.