Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

Fall 8-12-1961

Abstract

The purposes of the study were to identify the concepts of rehabilitation which may be applied to nursing care, to develop a guide that would provide the nurse instructors of Wesley Hospital School of Nursing with a list of materials from which to select those learning experiences that would aid the nursing student in developing an understanding of the concepts of rehabilitation, and to illustrate how learning experiences could be planned and organized for sequence, continuity, and integration. It was believed that such a resource unit would aid the integration of rehabilitation concepts throughout the curriculum. The resource unit was developed for use in Wesley Hospital School of Nursing. The study was based on the assumption that all physically and emotionally ill persons would benefit from the application of rehabilitation concepts to nursing care, therefore it was necessary to identify the concepts. Objectives for the resource unit were derived from the concepts of rehabilitation, and were stated in terms of content and student behavior. All clinical content areas available in Wesley Hospital were represented in the unit. Three levels of experience were selected corresponding to the three clinical years. Learning experiences were planned for each objective in each clinical area, and were organized for continuity, sequence, and integration. Teaching materials were selected for each learning experience, suggestions were made for evaluation, and a bibliography was compiled for the resource unit. It was recommended that the guide be used and evaluated by the nurse instructors of Wesley Hospital School of Nursing.

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