127 The Ben Symon Special Edition: Educational theories to change your life


In this episode Ben shares a lecture he’s given at The Prince Charles Hospital about his journey as an educator and the ways that some of simulation’s foundational concepts have influenced his practice outside of educational spaces.  Through an exploration of psychological safety, above the table negotiation and cultural compression, he invites us to reflect on the ways we generate trust in healthcare, how our words connect us to our colleagues, and how simple acts like clinical handover can impact how we see ourselves and each other. 

References :  

  1. Edmondson, Amy C. Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy. Jossey-Bass, 2012.  
  1. Rudolph, J., Raemer, D. and Simon, R., 2014. Establishing a Safe Container for Learning in Simulation. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 9(6), pp.339-349. 
  1. Cheng, A., Palaganas, J., Eppich, W., Rudolph, J., Robinson, T. and Grant, V., 2015. Co-debriefing for Simulation-based Education. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 10(2), pp.69-75. 
  1. Purdy, E., 2021. Simulation and Cultural Compression. [online] ICE Blog. Available at: <https://icenetblog.royalcollege.ca/2019/03/19/simulation-and-cultural-compression/> [Accessed 22 May 2021]. 
  1. Purdy, E., Alexander, C., Caughley, M., Bassett, S. and Brazil, V., 2019. Identifying and Transmitting the Culture of Emergency Medicine Through Simulation. AEM Education and Training, 3(2), pp.118-128. 

About Ben Symon

Ben is a Paediatric Emergency Physician at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane and a Simulation Educator at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. He currently teaches on a variety of paediatric simulation based courses on paediatric resuscitation, trauma and CRM principles. Ben has a growing interest in encouraging clinical educators to be more familiar with simulation research.

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