Welcome to simulcast journal club! Each month we discuss an article on simulation and discuss it with colleagues around the world. Every comment is valued and appreciated, we hope you join us in our ongoing virtual community of practice.
Title : “Healthcare Consumers in Sim Design”
The Articles :
Sagalowsky, S., Kester, K., Woodward, H., Bailey, B. and Catallozzi, M., 2019. Lessons learnt from piloting paediatric patient-focused and family-focused simulation methodology in a clerkship objective structured clinical experience. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 6(5), pp.306-307.
Symon, B., Edwards, R., Twigg, S., Ardila Sarmiento, M. and Barwick, S., 2020. Practical reflections on a collaboration with healthcare consumers on the development of a simulation. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, pp.bmjstel-2020-000753.
As our understanding about simulation and its impact on healthcare culture becomes more sophisticated our ability to intentionally design simulations that signal core cultural values also grows. While there is increasing movement to ensure simulated patients and multidisciplinary staff are engaged in simulation design, a less frequent occurrence is the engagement of healthcare consumers themselves.
Paediatrics is a place where the importance of engaging parents as part of a healthcare team is paramount. As such it remains particularly fertile ground for the engagement of families and patients within simulation design. In this month’s two papers, we look at two in practice reports from BMJ STEL that contain reflections and advice about successfully engaging patients in scenario design, and the opportunities for advocacy their different strategies highlight.
We look forward to your thoughts regarding healthcare consumer engagement in simulation : When is it most appropriate? What have been your experiences? What are the costs? And why aren’t we doing more of it? Is there risk of it becoming tokenistic?