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Kuem Sun Han 5 Articles
Non-Contact Nursing Education in Communication and Group Counseling: Current Status and Future Directions
Kuem Sun Han, Soo Yeon Lee, Ji Hye Shin
STRESS. 2023;31(4):149-157.   Published online December 28, 2023
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In nursing, the utilization of diverse therapeutic communication and counseling techniques is crucial for effective nursing care. This study critically evaluated the present state of therapeutic communication and counseling education for nurses so as to explore the applications of non-face-to-face educational methods and to propose potential future directions for nursing education.
This study targeted academic research published in either English or Korean between 2019 to August 2023 on the topics of communication and counseling education in nursing education.
There were eight studies of non-contact education in communication or counseling published between 2019 and 2023. The review identified various educational interventions currently in use, such as online-based, blended learning, simulation, and role-play education.
Among the various non-contact educational approaches, education based in the Metaverse shows promise due to its ability to offer real-time supervision and a wide range of virtual scenarios. Therefore, we suggest the incorporation of the Metaverse in group counseling education to enrich the learning experience.


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Stress Management among Health Professional during COVID-19
Kuem Sun Han, Soo Yeon Lee, Ji Eun Kim, Youn Jung Jang
STRESS. 2022;30(2):53-59.   Published online June 30, 2022
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Stress and its management among health professionals during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a social issue. Stress in health professionals is caused not only by personal events but also by managing patients with COVID-19. The present study aimed to find effective interventions for managing stress related to COVID-19 among health professionals. As a result of a literature search, there were five studies related to interventions for managing stress related to COVID-19 among health professionals between 2020 and 2022. These interventions included mobile phone-based cognitive behavior therapy, music therapy, emotional freedom techniques, and safety group programs for stress management. These interventions were identified as being effective in managing stress related to COVID-19 among health professionals.
Relationship between Maternal Touch, Maternal Self-Confidence, Infant Length, and Feeding Volume in High-Risk Infants: Touch on the Mind
Youn Jung Jang, Kuem Sun Han
STRESS. 2022;30(2):118-128.   Published online June 30, 2022
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Childbirth is a physical and emotional experience. In particular, mothers of high-risk infants often exhibit low maternal self-confidence. Through interactions in the form of touch, maternal sensory stimulation provides comfort for both mother and baby. This study aims to investigate the association between maternal touch in the early postpartum period and the growth of infants as well as maternal self-confidence.
Thirty-six mother-infant dyads in a level III-IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) were analyzed. Maternal touch on various body parts (extremities, face/head, and trunk) was observed, and infant length and feeding volume were assessed by direct measurement of the medical records. Maternal self-confidence was assessed using a questionnaire. Along with descriptive statistics, we conducted correlation and Mann-Whitney U tests.
Although maternal self-confidence decreased over time, that of mothers with a high level of contact with the infant’s face/head or extremities decreased significantly less than that of mothers in the low-contact group. For the baby, the feeding volume of infants with a high degree of maternal contact on their extremities or trunk increased significantly compared with that of the low-contact group.
Mothers’ self-confidence may not improve as the infant grows, but can be strengthened by enhanced touch on the infant’s face/head. Touching the infant’s trunk is related to infant feeding. The research findings emphasize the importance of early maternal touch in the NICU environment and recommend the provision of maternal touch to appropriate body parts to achieve the desired objectives.
Factors Affecting Clinical High Risk for Psychosis
Young Eun Jang, Kuem Sun Han
STRESS. 2021;29(3):158-167.   Published online September 30, 2021
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File-up Stress, Family Hardiness and Mental Health Status in Family Caregivers Caring for Elderly Dementia
Kuem Sun Han, Hee Su Lim
Korean J Str Res. 2016;24(4):309-316.   Published online December 31, 2016
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The purpose of this study was to identify file-up stress, family hardiness and mental health status to examine factors influencing file-up stress in family caregivers caring for elderly dementia. Data were collected by questionnaires from 109 family caregivers for elderly dementia at public health center. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Spearman correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression. There was significant and negative correlation between file-up stress and family hardiness, and between family hardiness and mental health status; significant and positive correlation was found between file-up stress and mental health status. Anxiety was predictor of file-up stress. File-up stress, family hardiness, mental status in family caregivers caring for elderly dementia patient, and significant correlation between their relationships. Therefore, this study suggests that in developing interventions to manage for file-up stress, family hardiness and mental health status should be considered in family caregivers caring for dementia patients.