Real patients as co-debriefers in simulation-based education: An exploratory study

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Date created: 
2020-09-23
Identifier: 
etd21116
Keywords: 
Simulation
Co-debriefing
Patient-centred simulation
Patient- and family-centred care
Patient and family engagement
Patient engagement
Patient-oriented research
Continuing professional development
Abstract: 

This thesis explores and describes the experiences and perspectives of three different roles within a patient-centred, healthcare simulation-based education session for the continuing professional development of new graduate nurses. The experiences examined are those of the session’s co-debriefers, who include a mix of patient family partners and clinical educators, and the learners, who are new graduate nurses. The study uses mixed methods but primarily takes the form of a basic qualitative descriptive study and meets the requirements of patient-oriented research. Participants included 44 new graduate nurses, six clinical educators, and two patient family partners. Survey and interview analysis are developed around three main themes: Findings specific to simulation and co-debriefing, Beliefs surrounding patient- and family-centred care and the inclusion of patient family partners, and Relationships. Implications for practice and future research are recommended.

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Thesis
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Kevin O'Neill
Department: 
Education: Faculty of Education
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.
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