Using a digital interactive narrative as guided self-reflection for beginning nurses to encourage self-care

Ivo Bril, Nick Degens, J Fleer, Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

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Published in collaboration with the University Medical Center Groningen.
Burn-out and turnover rates among beginning Dutch nurses are high. One of the main reasons for this is the difficulty in adjusting to the tumultuous working environment or making it work in their favor. This is particularly hard for beginning nurses, as they do not have enough experience to reflect on their ordeals
and take appropriate actions.
One way to prompt their self-reflection is to provide focused questions within controlled situations that are believable and relatable. The contextualized guidance provides clarity and helps student nurses analyze tough situations in a safe and structured environment. Through this process, they are invited to
reflect on what they could do differently, or whom they could reach out to for help.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstract book of the postponed version of Supporting Health By Technology
PublisherCentre for eHealth & Wellbeing Research of the University of Twente
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2020
EventSupporting Health by Technology 2020 - U Parkhotel, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Jun 202111 Jun 2021
Conference number: 10th ed.


ConferenceSupporting Health by Technology 2020
Abbreviated titleHealth By Tech
Internet address


  • nurses
  • self-reflection
  • user-centered design
  • interactive media


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