Journal article

Simulation training in non-cancer palliative care for healthcare workers: a systematic review of controlled studies

Joanne Tropea, Ross Bicknell, Debra Nestel, Caroline A Brand, Christina E Johnson, Sanjoy K Paul, Brian H Le, Wen Kwang Lim

BMJ SIMULATION & TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background The need for healthcare workers (HCWs) to have skills and knowledge in non-cancer palliative care has been recognised. Simulation is increasingly being used for palliative care training, offering participants the opportunity to learn in a realistic environment and fully interactive way. Objective The aim of this systematic review was to summarise and critically appraise controlled studies on simulation training in non-cancer palliative care for HCWs. Selection Medline, CINAHL, PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were searched using palliative care and simulation terms. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs), non-randomised RCTs and controlled before-and-after (CBA) studies were inc..

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