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This mixed method research study aimed to determine perceptions of students and preceptors towards clinical skills regarding basic medical treatment of nursing students and to identify guidelines for the development of clinical skills regarding basic medical treatment. This research had two parts. The first part was a descriptive study with the sample of 70 senior nursing students and 52 preceptors, selected by the purposive sampling method. Data were collected through a perception of clinical skills regarding basic medical treatment questionnaire, which had Cronbach’ alpha coefficient of 0.86. The data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The second part was a qualitative study with 30 informants, 18 senior nursing students and 12 preceptors, selected by the purposive sampling method. Data were collected through focus group discussion with respect to clinical skills regarding basic
medical treatment and its development guidelines. Content was validated by a panel of 3 experts. Data were analyzed using content analysis. The results were as follows;
- Nursing students and preceptors had a consistent perception towards clinical skills regarding basic medical treatment of the students. It was found that nursing students’ general communication skill and health care advice skill were at a high level with the highest and second highest mean scores respectively, while physical examination skill was at a moderate level with the least mean score.
- To enhance nursing students’ clinical skills regarding basic medical treatment, the ‘4 Musts’ development guidelines should be achieved, namely 1) must prepare oneself, 2) must prepare students, 3) must initiate mutual development, and 4) must be valuable for evaluation.
The findings from this research can form baseline information for instructors who are responsible for a course in planning the development of nursing students’ clinical skills regarding basic medical treatment, particularly physical examination skills.
บทความและรายงานวิจัยในวารสารพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข เป็นความคิดเห็นของ ผู้เขียน มิใช่ของคณะผู้จัดทำ และมิใช่ความรับผิดชอบของสมาคมศิษย์เก่าพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข ซึ่งสามารถนำไปอ้างอิงได้
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