Failure to Fail

Journal Club Article: Gingerich, A., Sebok‐Syer, S. S., Larstone, R., Watling, C. J., & Lingard, L. (2020). Seeing but not believing: Insights into the intractability of failure to fail. Medical Education. Background Inadequate documentation of observed trainee incompetence persists. Documentation could be impeded if assessment language is misaligned with how supervisors conceptualise incompetence. There is a…

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Feedback Literacy

This short piece is worth a read around developing a culture for productive learning and feedback. Relevance for healthcare is the feedback process for students and learners, interprofessional development and systems to improve learning cultures, including communication and respect in the workforce. “When a clinical supervisor engages in a feedback discussion, they need to work…

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Educational Instructional Design – ADDIE Approach

ADDIE is an instructional systems design framework used by instructional designers and training developers to provide a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective education, training and performance programs. The five phases: AnalysisDesignDevelopment Implementation Evaluation An additional approach to improve this model is the use of rapid prototyping, where receiving continual or formative feedback while instructional materials…

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Professionalism Versus Heroism in Nursing #Covid19

The narrative of nursing in COVID19 is exemplified in some of the images below, but does this hero and saviour image of healthcare workers challenge the professional? Journal Article: Stokes‐Parish, J., Elliott, R., Rolls, K., & Massey, D. (2020). Angels and Heroes: The Unintended Consequence of the Hero Narrative. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Follow some of…

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Working in Uncertainty

Healthcare is constantly evolving, with some aspects of change faster than others. However in a pandemic, uncertainty emits in all aspects of work (and life). Evolving process and guidelines as the health care team learn how to cope, combat, manage all from quality and safety perspective to benefit patient and team. There is a lot…

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Learning Needs Assessment

Grant, J.(2002). Learning needs assessment: assessing the need.  BMJ. 324(7330) 156-159.  This post is to compliment the ‘just in time’ resource using Kern’s 6 Step Curriculum Design for healthcare educators on setting up an education program or session. Learning needs assessment can be done on an individual or group level as part of education and…

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Kern’s 6 Step Curriculum Design

Just in time resources may require quick curriculum design in COVID-19 times. Kern’s 6 Step Curriculum Design can be used to structure quality education that is focussed to maximise vital time and resources. Identify the problem/sNeeds assessment for targeted learnersSet goals and objectivesEducation strategy (obviously online often favoured in COVID-19 education climate)ImplementationEvaluation & FeedbackResources Thomas,…

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Isolation Reflections From Over 100 Years Ago

Here is a great piece on the experience of a nurse looking after Spanish flu victims in the isolation ward early in 1919. Some themes that may resonate across healthcare profesionals in COVID-19 times: Shortage of nursesWorked in isolation ward and werent allowed to go home and lived in hospital accomodationImpact of isolated patients on…

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Learn, See, Practice, Prove, Do, Maintain for Procedural Skill Training

Journal Club Article: Sawyer, T., White, M., Zaveri, P., Chang, T., Ades, A., French, H., … & Kessler, D. (2015). Learn, see, practice, prove, do, maintain: an evidence-based pedagogical framework for procedural skill training in medicine. Academic Medicine, 90(8), 1025-1033. Background A few pedagogical steps beyond the ‘see one, do one, teach one’ approach to education and…

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Learning Styles Inventory

Journal Club Article: Collins, J. B., & Pratt, D. D. (2011). The teaching perspectives inventory at 10 years and 100,000 respondents: Reliability and validity of a teacher self-report inventory. Adult Education Quarterly, 61(4), 358-375. Background on Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI) “Ten years of accumulated responses for more than 100,000 respondents in more than 100 countries has provided…

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