Deception was one theme in our Simulcast Journal Club for April. We started with a conceptual paper discussing ‘positive’ deception in simulation, and considering the relationship between deception and fidelity in our simulation design. We followed with an RCT on ‘speaking up’ in anaesthesia crises which sought to explore how deception might be necessary or justified if we need ‘sociological fidelity’ (recreating hierarchies and power dynamics) in our scenarios.
We then discussed an article on 360 degree VR sim, the use of measures of parasympathetic stimulation, and the nuances of non-inferiority studies. Our last paper looked at research priorities for healthcare simulation, using a Delphi methodology.
Thanks to those who contributed this research.
Happy listening !