Enhanced preparedness in performing the complexity of end-of-life care using a Serious Game, Thinking and Linking-end of life care

Individuals living with a life-threatening diagnosis may experience an uncertainty of living with death approaching in a longer or shorter time. Many patients and their relatives have questions and a desire to discuss existential, as well as practical and caregiving issues.

Providing non-pharmacological care is a complex matter. Nursing students caring for dying patients are aware of the importance of communication and support, despite this, the literature indicates that the ideal of excellent end-of-life care is not always provided. This may be due to lack of appropriate training and education in end-of-life care. It is therefore encouraged to develop the education related to this specific area to enable undergraduate nursing students develop a deeper understanding of what exactly the complexity of caring for a dying person and their relatives involves. Serious Games presents a user-friendly interface learning tool enabling the nursing student practice professional skills in a risk-free environment. There are currently no serious game for educational purposes applied to education in end-of-life care. The objective of this project is to enhance nursing students learning clinical skills, competence and thereby preparedness in performing the complexity of end-of–life- care by using an interactive learning tool in form of a Thinking and Linking serious game. Increasing the confidence, knowledge and clinical reasoning in nursing students will lead to improved quality of end-of-life care for patients and their relatives. 

 

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The project in short

Fully name of project:
Enhanced preparedness in performing the complexity of end-of-life care using a Serious Game, Thinking and Linking-end of life care

Researchers related to the current project

Annika Grynne, Doc student, University of Skövde

Anita Källström, Lecturer Education / Bitr.avd Manager, University of Skövde

Carina Lundh-Hagelin, Associate professor, Senior Lecturer, Sophiahemmet University, Stockholm

Irene Eriksson, Senior Lecturer, PhD, University of Skövde

Ingela Henoch, Senior Lecturer, Associate professor, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

Kristina Ek, Senior Lecturer, University of Skövde

Mikael Johannesson, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Skövde