Commentary on a participatory inquiry paradigm used to assess EOL simulation participant outcomes and design

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Abstract

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.

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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

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