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dc.titleEXPLORING PERCEPTIONS OF THE MIND-NURSE PROGRAMME AMONGST NURSING STUDENTS AT A UNIVERSITY IN SINGAPORE : A DESCRIPTIVE QUALITATIVE STUDY
dc.contributor.authorELYSIA CHIAM YUE XIAN
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-08T08:09:01Z
dc.date.available2019-05-08T08:09:01Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-25
dc.identifier.citationELYSIA CHIAM YUE XIAN (2019-05-25). EXPLORING PERCEPTIONS OF THE MIND-NURSE PROGRAMME AMONGST NURSING STUDENTS AT A UNIVERSITY IN SINGAPORE : A DESCRIPTIVE QUALITATIVE STUDY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/153849
dc.description.abstractBackground: Nursing undergraduates are expected to cope with various stressors in academic and clinical areas, making them susceptible to overwhelming stress. In recent years, mindfulness has been adapted as a tool for nursing students to manage their stress and enhance outcomes relevant to the various traits and skills of a nurse. Aims: This study aims to explore the perceptions that nursing undergraduates have about mindfulness, after attending the MIND-NURSE programme. Methods: This is a descriptive qualitative study, which is part of a larger randomized controlled trial. Study participants attended the MIND-NURSE programme, consisting of eight weekly sessions adapted from the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) intervention. Participants were invited to a focus group interview post-intervention, to share their perspectives about the programme. Convenience sampling was used to recruit a total of 20 eligible nursing students from different years of study at a local university. Three focus group sessions were conducted face-to-face, using a semi-structured interview guide. Findings: Overall, participants reacted positively to mindfulness and the MIND-NURSE programme, albeit some concerns and considerations raised regarding mindfulness practice. Thematic analysis conducted revealed that the participants experienced enhanced awareness of the present moment, amongst other effects like the regulation of thoughts, emotions and behaviour and also self-care. Participants also reflected on increased empathy, better communication and conflict management with others. Moreover, they were able to adapt mindfulness for nursing practice. Implications to practice: Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) should be implemented for nursing students, for them to manage the expectations they face as nursing students, and also to prepare themselves as future nurses. Academic and clinical personnel are primarily responsible to coordinate efforts for the implementation of MBIs. Conclusion: Mindfulness can benefit the nursing student population in various personal and professional ways. More research should be conducted on MBIs to benefit nursing students at large.
dc.subjectmindfulness
dc.subjectmindfulness-based stress reduction
dc.subjectnursing students
dc.subjectperceptions
dc.subjectqualitative
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentNURSING/ALICE LEE CTR FOR NURSING STUD
dc.contributor.supervisorYOBAS PIYANEE
dc.description.degreeBachelor's
dc.description.degreeconferredBachelor of Science (Nursing)(Honours)
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