A screen-based simulation training program to improve palliative care of people with advanced dementia living in residential aged care facilities and reduce hospital transfers: study protocol for the IMproving Palliative care Education and Training Using Simulation in Dementia (IMPETUS-D) cluster randomised controlled trial
Joanne Tropea, Christina E Johnson, Debra Nestel, Sanjoy K Paul, Caroline A Brand, Anastasia F Hutchinson, Ross Bicknell, Wen Kwang Lim
BMC Palliative Care | BMC | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Many people with advanced dementia live in residential aged care homes. Care home staff need the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality end-of-life (EOL) dementia care. However, several studies have found EOL dementia care to be suboptimal, and care staff have reported they would benefit from training in palliative care and dementia. Simulation offers an immersive learning environment and has been shown to improve learners' knowledge and skills. However, there is little research on simulation training for residential care staff. This article presents the development and evaluation protocol of IMproving Palliative care Education and Training Using Simulation in Dementia (IMP..View full abstract
This study is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Grant Opportunity 1. The funders do not have any input in the study design, analysis or manuscript development.