The Effects of Interprofessional Pediatric End-of-Life Simulation on Communication and Role Understanding in Health Professions Students. Academic Article uri icon


  • The purpose of this study was to analyze the impact of interprofessional pediatric end-of life simulations for health professions students. A quasiexperimental design was used with three TeamSTEPPS tools. Forty-one students were enrolled (nursing = 20, medicine = 10, pharmacy = 10, public health = 1). TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Teamwork Attitudes Questionnaire and Teamwork Perceptions Questionnaire analysis indicated a significant difference in mean pretest and posttest scores (p = .015 and p = .028, respectively). The Team Performance Observation Tool indicated statistical significance between simulations (p < .001, df = 18, r = .8). Simulations were significantly related to an increase in faculty observation scores, TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Teamwork Attitudes Questionnaire pre-post scores, and TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Teamwork Perceptions Questionnaire pre-post scores.

published proceedings

  • Nurs Educ Perspect

author list (cited authors)

  • Stout-Aguilar, J., Pittman, A., Bentley, R., Livingston, J., & Watzak, B.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Stout-Aguilar, Jacqueline||Pittman, Alison||Bentley, Regina||Livingston, Jerry||Watzak, Bree

publication date

  • November 2018