Sep 18, 2018
Emotion has a profound effect on decision-making. As scientists and
rational beings, we like to believe that we can control our
emotions and make good decisions regardless of the context in which
those decisions must be executed -- The reality is, that's far from
the truth. Furthermore, we rarely take the opportunity to
deliberately examine how emotional valence can influence the
choices we make, or how we sort and process information as
clinicians. Simulation-based training often provokes strong
emotions, both positive and negative, whether we intend it to or
not. Sim may be an ideal tool for eliciting challenging emotions --
anger, fear, anxiety, joy, prejudice -- and developing skills to
manage them in real time. Breathe, make better decisions.
In Day Two of the Learning from Sim series, the story continues as our patient transitions from the pre-hospital to the emergency department.