Cultural influences on simulation training as an educational innovation among health care professionals

Gabrielle Tracy McClelland, Maria Horne, Christine Dearnley, Donna Irving, Peter O'Donnell

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Aims and specific learning outcomes
To examine cultural influences on the adoption of simulation as an educational innovation among health care professionals.

Background/ rationale
Whilst there has been an increase in research supporting simulation based education and training, there is a notable lack of evidence examining the relationship between culture and simulation, and factors influencing adoption and diffusion of this innovation, Fors (2009), Chung (2013). If cultural factors influence simulation adoption, either as an enabler or a barrier, they are worthy of examination. This literature review aims to examine these important dimensions.

The literature review is being undertaken systematically based on techniques described by Booth et al, (2012).Study selection will be undertaken using the following inclusion criteria:
Population: Students and health practitioners engaged in medicine, nursing, midwifery and allied health professional practice, participating in simulations.
Intervention: Simulation training and education; relating to: learning, teaching and assessment in clinical practice and in learning environment, technological and non- technological. Outcome: Cultural factors-enable/hinder, voluntary and involuntary uptake or rejection of simulations. Practitioners value/do not value simulations.
Study: International research papers, published in English, from 2010 to 2014.

Data synthesis
Data synthesis will be undertaken using Thematic Synthesis (Thomas, Harden, 2008).

To be developed following data synthesis.

Conclusions/ recommendations/ take home messages
To be developed following data synthesis.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd UAE Clinical Simulation Conference - Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 24 Feb 201526 Feb 2015

Academic conference

Academic conference2nd UAE Clinical Simulation Conference
Abbreviated titleCSC
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates


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