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Cinemeducation: Teaching Family Assessment Skills Using Full-Length Movies


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Astrid H. Wilson, Kennesaw State University, WellStar School of Nursing, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144. E-mail:


A thorough family assessment provides a foundation for the nursing process when working with families. Therefore, nurses, along with other health care providers must develop expertise in conducting family assessments to provide the best possible care within the community. This article describes an innovative educational strategy using movies to teach family assessment skills and puts forth recommendations for future research to provide evidence to support this teaching modality.