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Clinical Simulation and Veteran Care

Anthony, M., Carter, J., Freundl, M., Nelson, V., & Wadlington, L. (2012).Using simulation to teach veteran-centered care. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 8(4), e145-e150.
This article provides information about the health care needs of veterans through dissemination of a simulation scenario that can be used to educate nursing students to improve the quality of care for veterans. A high-fidelity clinical simulation scenario is presented with a discussion of unique needs of veteran patients and how use of simulation can improve care.

Wynn, S. D. (2011). Improving the quality of care of veterans with diabetes. A simulation intervention for psychiatric nurses. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 49(2), 38-43. doi:10.3928/02793695-20110111-01
The primary objective of this study was to provide and evaluate strategies beneficial in preparing psychiatric nurses to exercise clinical judgment needed for adequate assessment and care of veterans with diabetes.

Wynn, S. T., & Sherrod, R. A. (2010). Providing optimal care for veterans. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 48(1), 4-6.
This editorial discusses the multifaceted health care needs of veterans returning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and the need to refocus nursing care at VHA facilities to engage in human patient simulation to teach veteran-centered care.