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Revista Portuguesa de Enfermagem de Saúde Mental

versão impressa ISSN 1647-2160


CARVALHO, Nária Soares de et al. Using b-learning to working on emotions with future nursing professionals: A different aproach to promoting mental health. Revista Portuguesa de Enfermagem de Saúde Mental [online]. 2016, n.spe3, pp.51-56. ISSN 1647-2160.

CONTEXT: Virtual learning experiences are usually intended to foster technical knowledge and collaborative-cooperative learning, and are not used for working on more subjective skill areas such as the emotions. Emotional skills are classified among the transversal competences are usually taught in face-to-face learning environments. Emotions are of vital importance when responding to stimuluses. An inability to regulate emotions can put individuals at risk of various mental health problems and compromise their wellbeing. Emotional skills play a role in nursing and can compromise the quality of care. OBJECTIVE: A pilot project was carried out in the optional subject Positive Mental Health of the Nursing degree at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. The principal aims were to stimulate the emotional regulation of future nursing professionals, to analyse the efficacy of the methodology used and to determine satisfaction levels among the students. METHODOLOGY: The methodology aplied in this study was qualitative and the learning methodology was reflective. The virtual learning platform Moodle/Forum was used to deliver the methodology. The sample consisted of 42 students from the third year of the Nursing degree. RESULTS: The students felt greater freedom to express their ideas and emotions because learning took place in a virtual rather than physical space. The methodology also boosted self-awareness and interpersonal relations, which also had an effect on self-esteem and positive emotions. CONCLUSION: Virtual platforms used with the apropriate methodology are useful for promoting mental health and emotional regulation

Palavras-chave : B-learning; Emotional regulation; Nursing; Mental health.

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