Empowerment of Positive Thinking to Develop the Ability to Caring of Critically Ill Children for Generation Z Nursing Students

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Punnapa Srisomboon
Natthapan Phianthanyakam
Warinya Attham
Sudarat wanngamwiset

Abstract

     Power of positive thinking is fundamental for strengthening human intelligence towards effective problem-solving and decision-making strategies. It is the beginning of creative thinking and is ability to seek for creative solutions leading to positive outcomes. A person with positive thinking has power and development capability to better changes. This enhances the ability to protect and extends the ability to learn to prevent risks and problems. In this regard, designing clinical nursing training for pediatric patients in intensive care by focusing on strengthening positive thinking ability for students is important because it serves as a tool to enhance the students’ performances and happiness. From teaching
experiences in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), 8 nursing students expressed their pre-training feeling of “fear, lack of self-confidence, unfamiliarity of caring for ventilated pediatric patients, and being stressed and excited to take care of pediatric patients in intensive care unit.” This is consistent with the study of clinical experiences of nursing students who took care of pediatric patients in intensive care unit. Nursing students expressed feeling of high fear and stress. They are Generation Z students that embrace characteristics of being: highly independent; fast in thinking, acting, and improving; highly confident; and being able to access and use technology and the internet. They are able to apply positive thinking strategies to clinical instructions. Hence, students experienced “freedom in practicing, a chance to see an example of good teamwork, knowledge and good experiences as well as feelings of gladness, warm-heartedness, happiness, lack of stress, confidence in teachers and themselves, good impression, pride, and passion in studying pediatric nursing.” The outcome meets the standard of higher education in achieving desired characteristics of nursing graduates resulting in satisfaction, good performance, and competency in taking care of pediatric
patients in intensive care unit.

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Srisomboon, P., Phianthanyakam, N., Attham, W., & wanngamwiset, S. (2020). Empowerment of Positive Thinking to Develop the Ability to Caring of Critically Ill Children for Generation Z Nursing Students. Journal of Health and Nursing Research (Journal of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok), 36(1), 246-256. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bcnbangkok/article/view/242817
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