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A systematic scoping review and textual narrative synthesis of undergraduate paediatric nursing simulations: what, why and how?

A systematic scoping review and textual narrative synthesis of undergraduate paediatric nursing simulations: what, why and how?

Cleaver, Karen ORCID: 0000-0001-5303-1036, Essex, Ryan ORCID: 0000-0003-3497-3137, Malamateniou, Christina, Narramore, Naomi, Shekede, Heather, Vargo, Elisabeth Julie and Weldon, Sharon Marie ORCID: 0000-0001-5487-5265 (2021) A systematic scoping review and textual narrative synthesis of undergraduate paediatric nursing simulations: what, why and how? Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 53. pp. 10-31. ISSN 1876-1399 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2020.11.008)

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Abstract

Background: Simulation is increasingly being used to train healthcare professionals however there is limited knowledge on how paediatric simulation is being used to train undergraduate nurses. This paper systematically scopes the literature on the types of undergraduate paediatric nursing simulations taking place, their value, the research methods used and areas of research focused on.

Methods: A systematic scoping literature review, combined descriptive synthesis, and textual narrative synthesis was undertaken.

Results: 139 papers were identified by the search strategy. Of these, 32 papers were included for appraisal and synthesis. 17 papers were quantitative, five qualitative, and eight mixed-methods. The research took place in six different geographical locations. The total participant sample was 2,039. Papers were categorised according to their aims and objectives, and simulation types.

Conclusions: This review revealed the heterogeneity of studies on this subject. Ultimately, studies were small and confined to single institutions or geographical locations. Studies that described or explored simulation as an intervention provided more interesting insights than those that evaluated or tested effectiveness. The variety of simulation types was wide and the fidelity of the simulations being described was frequently noted, however no reference was made as to how this was determined. Future studies would benefit from detailing the low, medium or high technological, psychological or environmental aspects of simulation

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: paediatric nursing, baccalaureate nursing, children’s nursing, undergraduate, preregistration, simulation, scoping review, systematic review, textual narrative synthesis
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Health Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Professional Workforce Development
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2021 10:40
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30823

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