Healthcare simulation terms: promoting critical reflection

Paul Murphy, Debra Nestel*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Words are the means by which our community shares its practices, reveals its values and develops future practitioners. Words are fundamental to our professional culture. As a new international healthcare simulation journal (International Journal of healthcare Simulation – IJoHS), we want to flag the role of critical reflection on the use of terms. We believe that healthcare simulation is hampered by terms that are not fit for purpose. While phrases such as non-technical skills, non-verbal communication and standardized patients are part of the lexicon across the healthcare simulation community, these terms are often inaccurate, redundant and oversimplified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-46
JournalInternational Journal of Healthcare Simulation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2022


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