E. Cohn performs hospital monologue

Rethinking Clinical and Classroom Teaching and Learning

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D. FAAN, 2017 Our pedagogies of clinical and classroom teaching are still lodged firmly in the old-fashioned artificial intelligence mode (outdated cognitivism) and outdated neuroscience models about how the brain works. Old-fashioned artificial intelligence and cognitivism ignore the necessary role of embodied skilled know-how and perceptual grasp of actual clinical situations for any …

The Patient in 9-Window

When she was a nursing instructor to first-year students at Columbia University and Adelphi University, Dr. Elizabeth Cohn hoped to teach her students how to support, educate and relate to their patients as whole persons, rather than just “The Patient in 9-Window”. She wrote and delivered a monologue from the perspective of the patient that …

Interview: Dr. Elizabeth Gross Cohn, “Often, first year students feel there’s nothing they can do….”

Dr. Cohn provides the background behind her monologue, “The Patient in 9-Window”. She tells us about the different responses from students as they’ve watched her perform this monologue in Nursing Fundamentals. And she tells us about other innovative ways she engages with her students throughout their time in her class. Our thanks to Adelphi University in …

Woman and Man role play as a mother and father in a poverty simulation

Cultural Humility: Gaining First-Person Experience and Empathy for the Health and Life Impact of Living in Poverty

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN Copyright January, 2016 We choose the term “cultural humility” rather than the more ambitious, and misleading term, “cultural competency” in the title, because even within one’s own dominant culture, much can be learned and many blind spots exist between local cultures, between social classes, and between disparate social contexts. Cultural …

Poverty Simulation Part 1: Setting up and Planning

Part I: Setting up and Planning The Missouri Action Poverty Simulation    Part One gives the overview and history of learning goals and history of this simulation, and how three nursing schools in Oregon Nursing Education collaborate to create this community health and cross-cultural experiential learning about living in poverty.   Student roles in the simulation …

Poverty Simulation Part 3: Student Debriefing

Students reflect on their experiences of poverty in the simulation. Students give examples of how they understand the impediments and limitations of living in poverty can create a sense of being overwhelmed, and even in desperation. Please not examples of increased empathy, participants gained as a result of participating in the simulation.

Poverty Simulation Part 4: Interview with Heather Voss

An in-depth conversation with Heather Voss about setting up and running the poverty simulation. She discusses the value of this experience for nurses and community service providers and the research on the impact of the simulation on their students. She also gives some behind-the-scenes advice to other schools about implementing this valuable experience for their students. 

Learning Leadership in an Inner City, Homeless Health Care Center – debrief with Students

Video LibraryOur comprehensive Educating Nurses video library is available to subscribers only. To become a subscriber click the button below. Join now for full access Students appraise their Population Health Inner City Experience. Students note what they have learned from their clinical experience. They candidly describe the challenges of going from the structured nature of …

Learning Leadership in an Inner City, Homeless Health Care Center – classroom discussion

Video LibraryOur comprehensive Educating Nurses video library is available to subscribers only. To become a subscriber click the button below. Join now for full access Students review their work with clients with complex health problems at the end of their clinical rotation. They discuss preparing their clients and the new students who will be working …

Learning Leadership in an Inner City, Homeless Health Care Center – interview with Ann Beckett

Video LibraryOur comprehensive Educating Nurses video library is available to subscribers only. To become a subscriber click the button below. Join now for full access Dr. Ann Beckett describes how she and the Oregon Health Sciences University turned the inner city homeless clinic into a senior leadership experience.  She describes the situated coaching she does …