Title

Conversations about Organ and Tissue Donation: The Role of Simulation

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Nursing

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2017

Book

Healthcare Simulation Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice

ISBN

9781119061656

Embargo Period

10-9-2018

ANZSRC / FoR Code

111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified

Abstract

A simulation-based education programme was created to help clinicians in New South Wales (NSW) lead difficult conversations about organ and tissue donation (OTD) with the families of dead or dying patients. Participants led a planning meeting with the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team, then a family donation conversation (FDC) with the family of the potential donor. Professional actors played family members during scenarios based on real cases. A three-stage debriefing process including video-reflexive feedback followed the FDC. Eighty participants completed the training, which was universally well received, with participants reporting a wide range of educational benefits and increased confidence. There has been an increase in the family consent rate for OTD in NSW over the duration of the programme. Whether the training contributed to this increase is unclear at this stage.

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