Sarah Shannon teaching a class

Learning From First Person Experience Near Narratives

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D. FAAN Copyright 2016 During the past 30 years, more ethicists have paid attention to the role of narratives in presenting exemplary practice. More attention in learning and understanding moral life and ethical comportment is being paid to exemplary people and events that reveal and demonstrate excellent ethical comportment. Narratives can reveal …

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. …

Student role playing as a child

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 …

Student speaking about poverty 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.

Heather Voss talking with Dr. Benner

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 …