Sequential simulation of a patient journey

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Title: Sequential simulation of a patient journey
Authors: Weldon, S
Ralhan, S
Paice, L
Kneebone, R
Bello, F
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Objectives: To develop an intervention for educating pharmacists (community and hospital) about integrated care and their role in implementing it. Methods: We developed a sequential simulation derived from a patient’s journey, the key scenario featuring a community pharmacist. The scenarios were designed with input from pharmacists and patients, and emphasized the effect operating in silos can have on the patient. Evaluation: Evaluation was by questionnaire, field notes and analysis of video material. 21/37 (56.7%) participants responded to the questionnaire. 19/21 expressed that they felt the event was a good or excellent educational experience, and had improved their confidence in their capability to improve patient care. 19/21 said their knowledge and understanding of integrated care had been enhanced. The sequential simulation was appreciated as a way of visualizing integrated care, with 19/21 describing it as good or excellent. Further themes were identified through video-analysis and field note analysis. Conclusion: Sequential Simulation is a novel and practical approach to present current care pathways, aiming to generate a mutual focus, create participant empathy and bring the conventionalities of integrated care to life. We consider this approach helpful in preparing frontline staff to participate in integrated care.
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2016
Date of Acceptance: 26-Feb-2016
ISSN: 1743-4971
Publisher: Wiley
Start Page: 90
End Page: 94
Journal / Book Title: Clinical Teacher
Volume: 14
Issue: 2
Copyright Statement: © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and The Association for the Study of Medical Education. This is the accepted version of the following article, which has been published in final form at
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
London Deanery
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Wellcome Trust
Health Education North West London
Funder's Grant Number: EP/H019804/1
Funder to provide
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Research & Experimental Medicine
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Medical Informatics
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Division of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine

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