Perception of care from the perspective of nursing students: A study using photovoice, storytelling and poetry

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Title: Perception of care from the perspective of nursing students: A study using photovoice, storytelling and poetry
Authors: Andina Díaz, Elena | Siles González, José | Gutiérrez García, Ana Isabel | Solano-Ruiz, MCarmen
Research Group/s: Enfermería y Cultura de los Cuidados (EYCC)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería
Keywords: Nursing | Storytelling | Photovoice | Poetry | Qualitative research | Reflective learning | Person-centered care | Student
Issue Date: 26-Sep-2023
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Nurse Education in Practice. 2023, 72: 103791.
Abstract: Background: The Higher Education in Nursing requires providing students with skills such as critical and reflective thinking about the actions to be carried out so that they are capable of providing humanised and quality care in an increasingly complex and technified society. Participatory teaching methodologies promote the development of these skills. Objectives: to explore the potential of photovoice, storytelling and poetry as instruments capable of encouraging reflection. To identify through images (photovoice) and poetic narratives (storytelling and poetry) the perception that students of the nursing degree express about nursing care. Design: qualitative study in the framework of the socio-critical paradigm, using photovoice, storytelling and poetry in the field of care. Participants: first-year undergraduate nursing students at two Spanish universities in the academic year 2021-2022. Methodology: 48 images were shown and students were asked to select one, write a narrative and generate a short poem connected to the image. Subsequently, a content analysis was conducted of those poems evoked by the five photographs most chosen by the students. The analysis was supported by qualitative data analysis software. A total of 67 contributions from 67 students were analysed. Results: the concepts addressed in the poems and the compositions generated reveal how critical humanist thinking and reflection on the subject of care developed. The topics identified were care, accompaniment throughout the life cycle, working on the basis of values and caring for small details as subcategories of nursing care. Conclusion: The combination of different tools in university education has encouraged reflection and enabled students to identify for themselves the importance of humanised care. Working on the theoretical foundation in an active way can reduce the gap between theory and practice and foster the empowerment of the nursing identity.
ISSN: 1471-5953 (Print) | 1873-5223 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2023.103791
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license (
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