Simulation training for improving the quality of care for older people: an independent evaluation of an innovative programme for inter-professional education

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Introduction: This paper describes the evaluation of a two-day simulation training programme for staff designed to improve teamwork and inpatient care and compassion in an older persons' unit. Objective: The programme was designed to improve inpatient care for older people by using mixed modality simulation exercises to enhance teamwork and empathetic and compassionate care. Methods: Healthcare professionals took part in: (a) a one-day human patient simulation course with six scenarios and (b) a one-day ward-based simulation course involving five one-hour exercises with integrated...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Industry; Outcomes

Keywords: Simulation; Outcomes of education and training; Skill development; Communication skill

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: BMJ Group, 2013

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Journal title: BMJ quality and safety

Journal volume: 22

Journal number: 6

Journal date: June 2013

Pages: pp. 495-505

ISSN: 2044-5415, 2044-5423 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Rights: This item is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IE). To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 128.90

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