78 – Advances in Simulation: Transmitting Culture Through Simulation

In this, another joint feature with Advances in Simulation journal, we explore three main ideas:

  1. Why does simulation have such a symbiosis with culture?
  2. How to we understand more about this relationship? ie. there is nothing so practical as a good theory.
  3. What does can this teach us about targeting culture as a translational objective in a sim program?

To answer these questions we stir in the ingredients of a thriving simulation program/service at Gold Coast University Hospital, two pieces of academic work from our guests, and some personal reflection along the way. The guests for this episode are Simulcast partner in crime, Victoria Brazil, and the very clever, Canadian Emergency Doc, Anthropologist, author and adventurer on temporary loan to Australia, Eve Purdy.

The publications of interest are:

Brazil, V., E. Purdy, C. Alexander and J. Matulich (2019). “Improving the relational aspects of trauma care through translational simulation.” Advances in Simulation 4(1): 10. https://advancesinsimulation.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41077-019-0100-2

Purdy, E., C. Alexander, M. Caughley, S. Bassett and V. Brazil (2019). “Identifying and Transmitting the Culture of Emergency Medicine Through Simulation.” AEM Education and Training 3(2): 118-128. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/aet2.10325

Eve refers to a pivotal moment back in 2014, being in the audience for this talk by Victoria.