Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series that aims to encourage simulation educators to explore and learn from publications on Healthcare Simulation Education. Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion. Inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC series, we moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month, including exploring the opinions of experts from the field.
The journal club relies heavily on your participation and comments and while it can be confronting to post your opinions on an article online, we hope we can generate a sense of “online psychological safety” enough to empower you to post! Your thoughts are highly valued and appreciated, however in depth or whatever your level of experience. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Article :
Conigliaro, R., Peterson, K. and Stratton, T., 2020. Lack of Diversity in Simulation Technology. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 15(2), pp.112-114.
This month on Simulcast journal club we discuss diversity in simulation. The article up for discussion by Conigliaro et al presents data from a non systematic technological review on the proportion of mannequins and associated apparatus that are made with a range of skin tones.
In the context of current events we ask readers for your thoughts and experiences with both the paper and diversity within simulation in general : What concerns you? What can we do about it? And how have you seen it done well?
We look forward to the discussion!