The authors conducted a pretest-posttest experimental study to explore the effect of an innovative teaching strategy ("The Circle of Life©") on nursing students' knowledge, attitudes, and concerns about caring for persons with AIDS (PWAs). The students (N=43) who participated in the intervention demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in attitudes toward PWAs. Interventions such as this one, which engage the affective response, have potential for improving attitudes toward caring for individuals with stigmatizing conditions.
- Attitude to AIDS
- empathic learning
- nursing students
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing