June 7, 2023

Nursing students learn to deal with patient deaths through simulations

Editor's Note

Patient death simulation training is now part of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing’s required curriculum, the June 5 UBNow reports.

Students says the way they approach patient death has changed, and they feel more prepared and able to handle the situation.

Simulation can give students opportunities to collaborate with other professionals and teach skills like communication and conflict resolution, notes Kelly Foltz-Ramos, assistant professor and director of simulation at the nursing school.

Students say the simulation is especially helpful for those who have little experience with death in their personal or professional lives.

Live chat by BoldChat