Pediatric End-of-life Simulation: Preparing the Future Nurse to Care for the Needs of the Child and Family

Title

Pediatric End-of-life Simulation: Preparing the Future Nurse to Care for the Needs of the Child and Family

Creator

Cole M A; Foito K

Publisher

Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Date

2019

Subject

child; human; terminal care; article; death; awareness; grief; pediatric patient; simulation; memory; distress syndrome; skill; terminal disease; expectation; nursing student; pediatric nursing

Description

PURPOSE: Preparing a future nurse to respond to the complex and sensitive needs of a child and family during the end-of-life requires more than didactic content in a classroom. During clinical experiences, students may care for children diagnosed with a terminal illness however; it is less likely that a student will have a clinical opportunity to care for a child and their family at the end-of-life. Without having an experience, it is challenging to teach students how to care for the dying child and family including how to appreciate the emotions, thoughts, and expectations when faced with a pediatric death (Lindsay, 2010). DESIGN AND METHODS: The instructional model integrates an end-of-life simulation into an undergraduate pediatric nursing course allowing students to practice caring for a child and their family while developing an understanding of the unique needs of a dying pediatric patient.

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Citation List Month

May 2019 List

Collection

Citation

Cole M A; Foito K, “Pediatric End-of-life Simulation: Preparing the Future Nurse to Care for the Needs of the Child and Family,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16139.

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