MacOrtho is pleased to share with you the most recent publication titled "What we call what we do affects how we do it: a new nomenclature for simulation research in medical education" published in Advances in Health Sciences Education.
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Haji FA, Hoppe DJ, Morin MP, Giannoulakis K, Koh J, Rojas D, Cheung JJ.What we call what we do affects how we do it: a new nomenclature for simulation research in medical education.Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2013 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print]
Rapid technological advances and concern for patient safety have increased the focus on simulation as a pedagogical tool for educating health care providers. To date, simulation research scholarship has focused on two areas; evaluating instructional designs of simulation programs, and the integration of simulation into a broader educational context. However, these two categories of research currently exist under a single label-Simulation-Based Medical Education. In this paper we argue that introducing a more refined nomenclature within which to frame simulation research is necessary for researchers, to appropriately design research studies and describe their findings, and for end-point users (such as program directors and educators), to more appropriately understand and utilize this evidence.