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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2018

Kayoko Hirano

Speaker at Nursing Conferences - Kayoko Hirano
Takarazuka University, Japan
Title : A study method using “The Patient Profile Form” to introduce persona patients for nursing education


Introduction: Paper patients have been used for learning in the nursing process. However, nursing students have no experience in nursing practice. Therefore, it is difficult to learn information about a patient while imagining characters and images. Many of these are learned based on cases given by teachers. As a solution method, introduction of simulated patients, OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination), and utilization of simulators are being conducted. Nursing process learning tools in e-learning have also been developed, but these are learning based on given examples. Therefore, with reference to the Persona/Scenario method used by web design, we conducted a learning method using “The Patient Profile Form” for patient understanding. A nursing student conducted a learning method to consider the aid plan of the case considered by the nursing student himself.

Method: The research collaborators were five nursing college fourth graders. Create a persona patient using the patient case preparation tool. And give it a name. “The Patient Profile Form" is composed of patient introduction (age, sex, occupation, life, family / key person, human relations, income, hobby, personality, etc.), diseases and symptoms, what the patient needs, these patient profile sheets Contents are summarized. Then introduce the patient using “The Patient Profile Form”.

Result: The learning method using “The Patient Profile Form” said that five nursing students would think that they could have interests and interests in patients.

Audience Take Away:

  • Patient Cases Creation learning by nursing students is different from conventional nursing learning method. By thinking by the student himself, it is a new learning design that is interested in patients and helps to imagine patient images.
  • By using the patient case creation tool, it is possible to create a patient image smoothly and to easily correct it.
  • It can also be used for examination at the time of creation of a patient on paper by the teacher.


Kayoko Hirano MSN, RN, MW. graduated from Rakuwakai Kyoto Nursing School in 1985. And she completed a non-degree graduate program of Kanazawa University and acquired the qualification of the midwife. She got her achelor of education in 2005 from Bukkyo University with her master of nursing and in 2007 from the Shiga University of Medical Science. She is currently a research associate at Takarazuka University of nursing department. The focus of her studies is e-Learning of Nursing process for student.