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Status of Nordic research on simulation-based learning in healthcare: an integrative review

Overview of attention for article published in Advances in Simulation, July 2018
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Title
Status of Nordic research on simulation-based learning in healthcare: an integrative review
Published in
Advances in Simulation, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s41077-018-0071-8
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Sissel Eikeland Husebø, Minna Silvennoinen, Eerika Rosqvist, Italo Masiello

Abstract

Based on common geography, sociopolitics, epidemiology, and healthcare services, the Nordic countries could benefit from increased collaboration and uniformity in the development of simulation-based learning (SBL). To date, only a limited overview exists on the Nordic research literature on SBL and its progress in healthcare education. Therefore, the aim of this study is to fill that gap and suggest directions for future research. An integrative review design was used. A search was conducted for relevant research published during the period spanning from 1966 to June 2016. Thirty-seven studies met the inclusion criteria. All included studies were appraised for quality and were analyzed using thematic analysis. The Nordic research literature on SBL in healthcare revealed that Finland has published the greatest number of qualitative studies, and only Sweden and Norway have published randomized control trials. The studies included interprofessional or uniprofessional teams of healthcare professionals and students. An assessment of the research design revealed that most studies used a qualitative or a descriptive design. The five themes that emerged from the thematic analysis comprised technical skills, non-technical skills, user experience, educational aspects, and patient safety. This review has identified the research relating to the progress of SBL in the Nordic countries. Most Nordic research on SBL employs a qualitative or a descriptive design. Shortcomings in simulation research in the Nordic countries include a lack of well-designed randomized control trials or robust evidence that supports simulation as an effective educational method. In addition, there is also a shortage of studies focusing on patient safety, the primary care setting, or a combination of specialized and primary care settings. Suggested directions for future research include strengthening the design and methodology of SBL studies, incorporating a cross-country comparison of studies using simulation in the Nordic countries, and studies combining specialized and primary care settings.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 39 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 5 13%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Lecturer 4 10%
Other 3 8%
Other 11 28%
Unknown 8 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 21%
Unspecified 5 13%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Psychology 2 5%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 7 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 July 2018.
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#3,907,198
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Outputs from Advances in Simulation
#83
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#100,408
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Outputs of similar age from Advances in Simulation
#2
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