Case Study Teaching

From Harvard Business School on the power of the case study.

Resource: Harvard Business School. Teaching by the case method: case method in practice.

Transferred into Healthcare Setting: As nurse educators creating an engaging approach to delivering an education session (replacing one of those didactic lectures) the case study can provide realism, engagement, discussion, decision making, thinking and collaborating. You have all the information readily available from the clinical setting and particular patient presentations, just remember to de-identify the case details. Provide a background and clinical scenario, then travel along the patients journey with questions built in at set points to generate discussion. Find the right questions to bring out ideas and energy for participants. Generate robust discussion and ideas, and observe the transformational learning experience.