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Advocating for the Patient in an Interprofessional Environment (#1202)

This simulation was developed in collaboration with Carolyn Loy and Debbie Gillis at Toronto East General Hospital and Tracey Dyer at Centennial College.

A woman with terminal cancer wants to die at home. She and/or her oldest daughter meet with the health care team to discuss her options.

Learning Objectives

  • Coordinate the needs of the patient and family within the scope of practice of the team members
  • Develop and practice skills necessary to be responsive to each other's assessment 
  • Negotiate changes in the patient care plan 
  • Ensure synthesis of interdisciplinary findings 
  • Create a comprehensive and collaborative plan of care

Information for Learners

Mrs. Pink was admitted to the hospital after a fall at home. She has end stage cancer and wishes to return home as soon as possible.

Simulation Details

Simulator Role(s)

  • Mrs. Pink and/or her daughter Sarah

Learner Role(s)

A mix of any of the following:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Social Worker 
  • Physician 
  • Speech and Language Pathologist 
  • Chaplain 
  • Occupational Therapist 
  • Physiotherapist 
  • Dietitian


  • Hospital room

Related Topics

  • Aging and Personal Well Being 
  • Health Care 
  • Interdisciplinary Practice 
  • Mental Health