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Nurse Educ. 2003 Sep-Oct;28(5):217-21.

Storytelling as a teaching technique.

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Division of Nursing, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN 46545, USA.


For centuries storytelling has been used a powerful communication vehicle. It is also useful in nursing education to enhance self-esteem, develop critical thinking, model behaviors, and to teach cultural sensitivity and communication skills. The authors discuss the use of storytelling in the nursing literature and in a nursing course.

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