103 Simulation or Simulacrum: Can Simulation Be Too Real?


Can simulation be ‘too real’? Can this ‘hyper-reality’ actually have negative impacts on learning? 

Vic takes a deep breath and dives into theory with the team from Queens University Belfast, including Jenny JohnstonHelen Reid and Gerry Gormley. We discuss their recent Medical Education article – Into the uncanny valley: simulation versus simulacrum?  

Eve Purdy joined the chat to offer her unique anthropological perspectives. 

If you’ve ever felt slightly uncomfortable with OSCEs or breaking bad news to a plastic mannequin, this might help you understand why….. 

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