Teaching end-of-life care using interprofessional simulation

Jane Gannon, Carol Motycka, Eric Egelund, Dale Kraemer, W. Thomas Smith, Kathleen Solomon

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Abstract

Background: Competency in end-of-life (EOL) care is a growing expectation for health professions students. This study assessed the impact of four EOL care scenarios, using high-fidelity simulation, on the perceived learning needs and attitudes of pharmacy and nursing students. Method: On three campuses, pharmacy students (N = 158) were exposed to standard paper EOL case scenarios, while a fourth campus exposed eight graduate nursing and 37 graduate pharmacy students to simulated versions of the same cases. Results: The paper-based groups produced similar pre–post changes on the End of Life Professional Caregiver Survey. Results were pooled and compared with the simulation-only group, revealing significantly higher changes in pre–post scores for the simulation group. Conclusion: Students participating in the simulation group showed some significant differences in attitudes toward EOL care, compared with students in the classroom setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-210
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Teaching end-of-life care using interprofessional simulation. / Gannon, Jane; Motycka, Carol; Egelund, Eric; Kraemer, Dale; Smith, W. Thomas; Solomon, Kathleen.

In: Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 56, No. 4, 01.04.2017, p. 205-210.

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Gannon, J, Motycka, C, Egelund, E, Kraemer, D, Smith, WT & Solomon, K 2017, 'Teaching end-of-life care using interprofessional simulation', Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 205-210. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20170323-03
Gannon, Jane ; Motycka, Carol ; Egelund, Eric ; Kraemer, Dale ; Smith, W. Thomas ; Solomon, Kathleen. / Teaching end-of-life care using interprofessional simulation. In: Journal of Nursing Education. 2017 ; Vol. 56, No. 4. pp. 205-210.
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