Comparing Educational Outcomes of Online Module-Based Technology with and without Simulation on Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying in Second Semester BSN Students

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Background: Opportunities to provide competent and compassionate End-of Life (EOL) care to patients and families are limited for nursing students. Method: A mixed methods approach was used to explore the students' attitudes towards caring for an EOL patient in two groups: an on-line-module only group and an on-line module plus simulation group. Results: Statistically significant effect of time was found across the two conditions (F [1, 69] = 7.83, p =.007), indicating that scores on the FATCOD-B significantly improved regardless of the condition over time. The qualitative responses indicated that the simulation experience was more impactful than the on-line module. Conclusions: Innovative education modalities described in the study may assist in preparing the future workforce for the myriad of demands related to health, life, and death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Palliative Care
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019



  • end-of-life (EOL)
  • high- fidelity simulation
  • hybrid-simulation
  • palliative care
  • palliative Care
  • pre-licensure nursing students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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