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Introducing Nursing Students to Pediatric End-of-Life Issues Using Simulation

Lindsay, Judith MSN, RN

Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: July-August 2010 - Volume 29 - Issue 4 - p 175-178
doi: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e3181dea111
Educational DIMENSION

This article describes the first pediatric death experienced by a 20-year-old nurse. This was a disturbing experience that led to the development of strategies as a faculty member to use when teaching nursing students about pediatric end-of-life issues using simulation. This article describes those strategies.

The first pediatric death experienced by a young nurse is described in this article as well as the development of classroom simulations that help students experience a deeper understanding of a child's death.

Judith Lindsay, MSN, RN, is an assistant professor, Texas Tech University, Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing El Paso, Texas. Ms Lindsay serve on the editorial board of DCCN.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Judith Lindsay, MSN, RN, 4800 Alberta, Office 101, El Paso, TX 79902 (

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