I-Hsien Li has completed her Master from Taiwan University. She is the Instructor of Junior College of Healthcare and Management,New Taipei city, Taiwan, her research major is nursing education, psychiatric nursng, and has published some papers in journals.
Background: Psychiatric mental health nursing assessments enhance the skills of nurses in assessing psychiatric patients and in the professionalization of psychiatric mental health nursing Purpose:The purpose of this study was to strengthen the students’ clinical competence of psychiatric mental health nursing assessment, we used the practical ability indicator of mental health nursing evaluation for college nursing students. Design: Used a descriptive qualitative approach and deep individual interviews, was collected eight students from a nursing college school in Taiwan in 2015, and the Republic of China Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Association of mental health care assessment of the nine essential items as an indicator, faculties was observed the student’s performing of psychiatric mental health nursing assessment, and analysis their homework, like process recording, nursing care plan, and reflection diary. Main findings：We had collected the information of the assessment indicator through practicum in Psychiatric Nursing and develop the indicators fit for nursing college’s students, at the physiological level, students perform from novice to competent, others like psychological, intelligent, emotional, social level, students performs the degree of advanced beginner. Conclusion and recommendations：The results finally enhance not only the psychiatric nursing assessment competence of students, but also made the instructions of practicum in Psychiatric Nursing.
Yung-Mei Yang had completed her PhD at Queensland University of Technology, School of Nursing, Australia. She is a associate professor, PhD, RN and the director of Head of Research & Global Affairs Division Kaohsiung Medical University. Dr Yang published more than 25 papers in reputed journals such as SSCI SCI and has been serving as an Expertise International Council of Nursing ( ICN) in the area of Home/ Community. Her teaching interests included: Transcultural nursing, community health nursing and trying to innovate new teaching strategies. Research interests:Transcultural nursing, community health, research method: Mixed method.
Following the trends of globalization, the increasing numbers of immigrants transform Taiwan become a multicultural society. Health care professionals havefaced the significant challenges in providing cultural competence healthcare to multi-ethnic groups. This purpose of this study is to design, conduct and evaluation of cultural competence curriculum development- Base on Anchor-Situated teaching strategies. The curriculum was 2 credit/ 36 hours. Convenience sampling be used for the recruitment of the subjects. The subjects are the university nursing students. A total of 58 subjects completed the course. The study design was one group pre and post-test comparison. This study was approved by the institutional review boards of Kaohsiung Medical University ( KMUH-IRB-10514043). The instrument of this study included Demographic inventory, Intercultural sensitivity scale (ISS)；Inventory for assessing the process of cultural competence, (IAPCC) and Cultural diversity/ cultural competence self-assessment check list (CCSCL). The Cronbach’s α of the cultural sensitivity scale was 0.88 and the multicultural self-assessment scale was 0.91, showing that each scale possessed favorable internal consistency and expert content validity. SPSS version 17 for data analysis. The result of this study showed the intervention of multicultural care competence curriculum development- Base on Anchor-Situated teaching are significant difference between pre and posttest, ISS p< .000； IAPCC p<.000﹔CCSCL p < .003.The finding conclued that “having attended education courses related to cultural competence” was the most important predictor of multicultural care competence of nursing students.The findings of this study not only can assessment the cultural competence educational program effectiveness and influencing factors, but also can provide department of education references in making appropriate cultural education policies and suggest to development of curriculum for multi-cultural care for the undergraduate students.