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Using High-Fidelity Simulation to Introduce Communication Skills about End-of-Life to Novice Nursing Students

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Faculty of Nursing, University of Cantabria, 39008 Santander, Spain
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Faculty of Nursing, University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
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Healthcare 2020, 8(3), 238; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030238
Received: 30 June 2020 / Revised: 20 July 2020 / Accepted: 23 July 2020 / Published: 29 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Clinical Simulation in Health Sciences)
Background: High-fidelity simulation is being considered as a suitable environment for imparting the skills needed to deal with end-of-life (EOL) situations. The objective was to evaluate an EOL simulation project that introduced communication skills to nursing students who had not yet begun their training in real healthcare environments. Methods: A sequential approach was used. The “questionnaire for the evaluation of the end-of-life project” was employed. Results: A total of 130 students participated. Increasing the time spent in high-fidelity simulation significantly favored the exploration of feelings and fears regarding EOL (t = −2.37, p = 0.019), encouraged dialogue (t = −2.23, p = 0.028) and increased the acquisition of communication skills (t = −2.32, p = 0.022). Conclusions: High-fidelity simulation promotes communication skills related to EOL in novice nursing students. View Full-Text
Keywords: education nursing; students nursing; patient simulation; health communication; end-of -life care education nursing; students nursing; patient simulation; health communication; end-of -life care
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Abajas-Bustillo, R.; Amo-Setién, F.; Aparicio, M.; Ruiz-Pellón, N.; Fernández-Peña, R.; Silio-García, T.; Leal-Costa, C.; Ortego-Mate, C. Using High-Fidelity Simulation to Introduce Communication Skills about End-of-Life to Novice Nursing Students. Healthcare 2020, 8, 238. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030238

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Abajas-Bustillo R, Amo-Setién F, Aparicio M, Ruiz-Pellón N, Fernández-Peña R, Silio-García T, Leal-Costa C, Ortego-Mate C. Using High-Fidelity Simulation to Introduce Communication Skills about End-of-Life to Novice Nursing Students. Healthcare. 2020; 8(3):238. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030238

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Abajas-Bustillo, Rebeca, Francisco Amo-Setién, Mar Aparicio, Noelia Ruiz-Pellón, Rosario Fernández-Peña, Tamara Silio-García, César Leal-Costa, and Carmen Ortego-Mate. 2020. "Using High-Fidelity Simulation to Introduce Communication Skills about End-of-Life to Novice Nursing Students" Healthcare 8, no. 3: 238. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030238

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