Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to recognize the interest of developing training programs for personal and social skills with nursing students.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to recognize the influence of development training programs of personal and social skills for improving the quality of nursing care.
Nursing emphasizes the premise that the foundation of care is focused on the interpersonal relationship established between the professional and the person who needs care.
In the last decade, the development of programs for personal and social skills in college students has aroused particular interest to researchers, particularly in the areas of education whose performance depends significantly on the quality of professional-client relationships. They emphasize that the training programs (psychology, nursing, medicine) should include interpersonal development in academic goals.
It is intended, in a follow-up of six months, evaluate the validity of the development program of personal and social skills, called "Care to know Care" and its implications in the development of relational skills and help students in interpersonal communication nursing in the context of clinical education.
This quasi-experimental study, we used a random sample of 104 students of 2nd year, 3rd semester of degree in Nursing, constituting the control group (42 students) and the experimental group (62 students).
Instrument data collection of self-assessment consisting: Sociodemographic Questionnaire; Toronto Alexithymia Scale, Rathus Assertiveness Scale, Clinical Inventory Self-concept; Inventory Relational and Help Skills. In hetero-assessment used the Scale for Assessment of Interpersonal Communication, instrument completed by mentor teachers in Clinical Teaching of students participating in research.
The positive results showed up at: self-concept, alexithymia, assertiveness, relational and help skills and interpersonal communication skills, be concluded that the intervention program designed, produces medium-term positive impact on improving self-efficacy, self-concept, increased assertiveness, decreased difficulty identifying and describing feelings and alexithymia.
Overall we can concluded that the program has validity, consistency and usefulness in the development and learning of personal, social and professional nursing students with positive implications in the development of relational and help skills and interpersonal communication.
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