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interprofessional education, medical residents, medical students, nursing students, palliative care, registered nurses, simulation



  1. Saylor, Jennifer PhD, RN, APRN-BC
  2. Vernoony, Stephanie BSN, RN
  3. Selekman, Janice DNSc, RN, NCSN, FNASN
  4. Cowperthwait, Amy MSN, RN, ANCS-BC


This quasi-experimental pretest-posttest study measured self-efficacy, attitudes toward physician-nurse collaboration, and interprofessional competencies as outcomes of a palliative care simulation. Based on experience level, teams of participants, 1 consisting of nursing/medical students and the other of nursing/medical health care professionals, completed a palliative care simulation as part of their education. Self-efficacy and attitudes toward physician-nurse collaboration were measured before and after simulation. Interprofessional competency was measured during the simulation. The results revealed a significant improvement in the previously mentioned measures, and interprofessional competency scores varied by profession and evaluator.