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Fantasies of medical reality: an observational study of simulation-based medical education

Pelletier, Caroline and Kneebone, Roger (2015) Fantasies of medical reality: an observational study of simulation-based medical education. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. ISSN 1088-0763. DOI UNSPECIFIED (In Press)

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Abstract

Medicine is increasingly taught in immersive simulated environments, to supplement the apprenticeship model of work-based learning. Clinical research on this educational practice focuses on its realism, defined as a property of simulation technology. We treat realism as a function of subjective but collectively organised perception and imbued with fantasy, which we define by drawing on Lacanian studies of virtual reality and workplace organisation. Data from an observational study of four simulation centres in London teaching hospitals is drawn on to present an account of what was taught and learned about medicine, including medical failure, when medical practice was simulated.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: Simulation, fantasy, technology, virtual reality, work, medical education
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 10:07
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2015 10:46
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