INNOVATION CENTERUsing Simulation to Improve Care of the Critically Ill Mental Health Patient at the End of LifeMariolis, Tara; McKew, CarolAuthor Information About the Authors Tara Mariolis, MS, RN, CNE, is an assistant professor at Fitchburg State University Department of Nursing, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts College of Nursing, Amherst, Massachusetts. Carol McKew, MBA, BS, RN, is clinical laboratory and simulation coordinator, Fitchburg State University Department of Nursing. For more information, contact Ms. Mariolis at email@example.com. The authors have declared no conflict of interest. Online date: December 7, 2018 Nursing Education Perspectives: January/February 2020 - Volume 41 - Issue 1 - p 52-53 doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000426 Buy Metrics Abstract This article summarizes a pilot simulation using standardized patients that was designed to develop skills necessary to care for the critically ill mental health patient nearing the end of life. Although the simulation was found to be a valuable teaching strategy, additional research, with a rigorous design, is recommended to further develop this teaching method. The authors suggest adopting a theoretical framework for debriefing that would elicit emotions, address the emotional needs of students, and assist them to develop coping strategies and skills necessary to care for patients at the end of life. © 2020 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.