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Role of live simulations in learning disability nursing

Rebecca Gillett Third year learning disability nursing student, Birmingham City University

Rebecca Gillett outlines a collaborative project in which students from different professions practised communication skills with actors portraying service users

This article discusses a collaborative project undertaken by learning disability nursing staff in which an interprofessional working environment was created for students of different health professions at the same university. The project involved setting up a live simulation workshop, in which students could practise essential communication skills with actors portraying patients with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours.

Learning Disability Practice. 17, 2,26-28. doi: 10.7748/ldp2014.02.17.2.26.e1507

Correspondence

becky.gillett89@gmail.com

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 25 September 2013

Accepted: 10 January 2014