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Care at the end-of-life has attracted global attention, as health care workers struggle with balancing cure based care with end-of-life care, and knowing when to transition from the former to the latter. Simulation is gaining in popularity as an education strategy to facilitate health care provider decision-making by improving communication skills with patients and family members. This commentary focuses on the authors' simulation evaluation process. When data were assessed using a participatory inquiry paradigm, the evaluation revealed far more than a formative or summative evaluation of participant knowledge and skills in this area of care. Consequently, this assessment strategy has ramifications for best practices for simulation design and evaluation.
Gannon, J. M. (2017, November 20). Commentary on a participatory inquiry paradigm used to assess EOL simulation participant outcomes and design. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. BioMed Central Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13584-017-0187-7