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16-3-2018 9:15 AM

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16-3-2018 9:27 AM

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Background: The use of simulation as an adjunct tool for student learning and development in addition to traditional didactic teaching modalities has been traditionally favored by health care education. However, evidence suggest that there are limitations to the current use of simulation and thoughtful considerations must be made to leverage the current use of simulation to promote further learning strategies including the use of haptic technology. The aim of this research is to examine the strengths and limitations of haptic technology and to identify opportunities for future research relating to the use and adaptation of haptic technology as part of a pedagogical framework to overcome the existing challenges in simulated education.

Methods: The primary method used is based on the integrative review framework by Whittemore and Knafl (2005).

Results: Five themes have emerged from the analysis of the literature and includes knowledge and skills development with haptic technology, patient safety and outcomes, limitations and future implications of haptic technology.

Discussions and Conclusions: These findings suggest the many benefits associated with haptic technology and its integration into simulated education as it establishes and promotes greater knowledge, skills, and learning outcomes. Continuous research and evaluation is recommended to support further integration of this technology.

Interdisciplinary Reflection: The nature, scope, and breadth of this research requires the expertise that extends far beyond a single discipline. An interdisciplinary approach including healthcare, nursing, and medical education, health informatics, computer science, data and software management is essential to effectively address the complexities of this research.

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Navigating Through the Challenges of Healthcare Simulated Education

Background: The use of simulation as an adjunct tool for student learning and development in addition to traditional didactic teaching modalities has been traditionally favored by health care education. However, evidence suggest that there are limitations to the current use of simulation and thoughtful considerations must be made to leverage the current use of simulation to promote further learning strategies including the use of haptic technology. The aim of this research is to examine the strengths and limitations of haptic technology and to identify opportunities for future research relating to the use and adaptation of haptic technology as part of a pedagogical framework to overcome the existing challenges in simulated education.

Methods: The primary method used is based on the integrative review framework by Whittemore and Knafl (2005).

Results: Five themes have emerged from the analysis of the literature and includes knowledge and skills development with haptic technology, patient safety and outcomes, limitations and future implications of haptic technology.

Discussions and Conclusions: These findings suggest the many benefits associated with haptic technology and its integration into simulated education as it establishes and promotes greater knowledge, skills, and learning outcomes. Continuous research and evaluation is recommended to support further integration of this technology.

Interdisciplinary Reflection: The nature, scope, and breadth of this research requires the expertise that extends far beyond a single discipline. An interdisciplinary approach including healthcare, nursing, and medical education, health informatics, computer science, data and software management is essential to effectively address the complexities of this research.