Enacting simulation: A sociomaterial perspective on students’ interprofessional collaboration
2016 (English)In: Journal of Interprofessional Care, ISSN 1356-1820, E-ISSN 1469-9567, Vol. 30, no 4, 441-447 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Full-scale simulation exercises are becoming more common as an educational feature of the under- graduate training of health professionals. This study explores how interprofessional collaboration is enacted by the participating students. Practice theory is used as the theoretical framework for a field study of two naturalistic educational settings, when medical and nursing students come together to practice in a simulated emergency situation, where a manikin is replacing the patient. Eighteen sessions of simulations were observed, and data were collected through standardised video recordings that were analysed collaboratively. To ensure transparency and scientific rigour, a stepwise constant comparative analysis was conducted, in which individual observations within and across single video recordings were compared, negotiated and eventually merged. The findings show that the student teams relate to the manikin as a technical, medical, and human body, and that interprofessional knowings and enactments emerge as a fluid movement between bodily positioning in synchrony and bodily positioning out of synchrony in relation to the sociomaterial arrangements. The findings are related to contemporary theorisations of practice comprising an integrated view of body and mind, and it is discussed how the findings can be used in simulation exercises to support participants’ learning in new ways.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016. Vol. 30, no 4, 441-447 p.
Healthcare; interprofessional collaboration; learning; practice theory; qualitative video analysis; simulation education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128254DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2016.1152234ISI: 000379539100006PubMedID: 27197005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-128254DiVA: diva2:930406
Funding agencies: Swedish Research Council2016-05-242016-05-242016-08-15