The Effect of Person-Centered Care Training on Attitude Toward the Aging, Self-Efficacy, Empathy, and Person-Centeredness in High School Nurse Assistant Students
Merrell, Tracy M.
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This dissertation is guided by a manuscript style dissertation and aims to increase the number of frontline caregivers who are educated in person-centered care principles by applying a person-centered care dementia care training intervention in the high school nurse assistant population. The first manuscript is a scoping review of the literature that outlines current interventions, measurement tools, and populations used to evaluate current person-centered care practices. The second manuscript involves a cross sectional analysis which evaluated attitude toward the aging, self-efficacy, and person-centeredness in the high school nurse assistant population as a baseline for future training. The third manuscript is the final dissertation, and reports on a study that tested the effect of a person-centered care training intervention between high school nurse assistant students who received person-centered care training versus those who received usual nurse assistant training on attitude toward the aging, self-efficacy, empathy, and person-centeredness. This study provided information related to the high school nurse assistant population, a population that has not been researched for its effects of training in person-centered care.