Building Confidence In Neonatal Bereavement: The Use Of Simulation As An Innovative Educational Approach

Title

Building Confidence In Neonatal Bereavement: The Use Of Simulation As An Innovative Educational Approach

Creator

Colwell Philippa

Identifier

10.1016/j.jnn.2016.07.005

Publisher

Journal Of Neonatal Nursing

Date

2017

Subject

Bereavement; Neonatal; Pre-registration Education; Simulation

Description

Neonatal death is an unfortunate, yet recurrent incidence. Care of the dying infant is recognised as a care event that both paediatric nurses and midwives will encounter during their professional life. Thus students should be exposed to such subject matter during their training; however, a curriculums review identified gaps in local pre-registration infant bereavement education. It is recognised, though, that it can be difficult to participate in and develop crucial skills in neonatal bereavement, whilst learning in clinical practice. A contemporary simulated educational approach was developed, to examine management and coping strategies, for student paediatric nurses and midwives. These students were able to learn interprofessionally, from a combined teaching approach by expert neonatal nurses and the simulation faculty. An assessment of learning showed that a large percentage of participants felt the session enhanced their practice. This innovative Neonatal Simulated Bereavement Session was the first of its nature in the Northwest of England and has been shared at conference with the Northwest Neonatal Simulation Network, which leads on infant simulation in the region.

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Citation List Month

June 2017 List

Citation

Colwell Philippa, “Building Confidence In Neonatal Bereavement: The Use Of Simulation As An Innovative Educational Approach,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 21, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10890.

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