Using simulation to enhance learning
Delivery of safe, compassionate and dignified care is based on a mutual relationship between individuals, where openness, honesty, trust and respect are essential components (Reed, 2011). A number of recent reports indicate, this isn't always the reality for some patients and their families (Abraham, 2011; Francis, 2013). The standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC, 2017) state that the ability to communicate with sensitivity and compassion is central to person-centered care. Working in simulation, with the assistance of service users and with simulated patients as the patient/relative advocate, we have created meaningful scenario-based learning for undergraduate nurses.