Reading an English written medical record is a challenge for majority Taiwanese nursing students. However, medical record usually is written in English. Many nursing school in Taiwan establish the subject for understand medical record.
The purpose of the study is to develop an English reading teaching model for junior high school students by adopting mind mapping skills. By practicing the teaching model, the researcher hopes to have a better understanding of students’ learning effects after the instruction and the difficulties, solutions, and professional growth the researcher met during the research. In the end, constructional suggestions for other teachers and studies are expected.
The study uses methods of action research. The subjects of the study are seventh graders from remedial programs in a junior high school. Data was collected by teacher’s reflective journals, students’ feedbacks, interviews, worksheets and homework. Qualitative description was adopted to record the teaching activities and results.
The result of the study found that students had positive outcome in the teaching model of concept mapping in patients’ records reading andthe teaching model of concept mapping is good for students’ understanding of patients’ condition. However, basic knowledge of disease pathology, anatomy and nursing processes was necessary.
The study suggested that proposed consistent positive reinforcements were necessary during teaching processes and teacher had to coordinate different paces among different students. Moreover, students’ individual learning training was also necessary.
The research provided reflections of the teaching process and the suggestions for future research through the teaching program for the future researchers.
Audience Take Away:
This study aimed to establish an appropriate teaching/learning method in students’ patient record reading skills. The authors will share their experiences in helping students to develop their skill.
• The experiences will give the audience to realize how students were leaded into understanding patient’s admission note and learning how to map a concept.
• In addition, the authors will share their experiences in applying concept mapping in patients’ nursing care processes.