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FREE Live and Online Event exploring the interface between simulation and drama-based learning in healthcare education

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Performing for Real

As the use of drama in the education of healthcare professionals becomes more widely accepted, its relationship to the more established practice of simulation based learning merits further examination. Though these two pedagogic approaches stem from different disciplinary contexts,the practices share core features.

Chiefly that they immerse participants in simulated situations, inviting them to experience, embody, and perform desirable behaviours. A particular benefit of both drama-based approaches and simulation is that they enhance awareness of and reflection on professional practices.

Mapping the overlaps and intersections between simulation and drama-based learning is of immediate relevance to healthcare professional educators and drama practitioners. Collaborations between these sectors are bringing new strategies and approaches to healthcare professional education and are to encompass a greater variety of learning approaches.

This event is for educators, practitioners, researchers, users of healthcare service sand students in healthcare and in drama who want to find out more about current and developing practice in the field. It features live and live streamed presentations and performances showcasing simulation and drama-based initiatives. This is the inaugural event of a working group dedicated to promoting the value of performance-based approaches to healthcare professional education.

Presenters include:

Dr Sara Donetto, Lecturer in Nursing, Kings College

Terry Firth, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Kingston University

Dr Richard Kyle, Deputy Head of Research & Evaluation, Public Health Wales

Dr Catherine Mahoney, Lecturer in Nursing and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Alex Mermikides, Doctoral Programme Leader, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Sally Richardson, Associate Professor in Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills, Kingston University

Karl Tizzard-Kleister, PhD researcher in Drama and Nursing at Ulster University and co-founder of Health Action Training Ltd.

You are registering to attend this event in person at the Kings Fund in Central London. Appropriate measures will be in place to protect your health. If a change to government advice means that this cannot go ahead, you will be notified and a link to the online event sent to you.
The Performing for Real event will be documented for research purposes. This may include audio recording, filming (showcase only) and photography. This documentation may be used in public outputs such as a symposium report, journal articles and further conferences.  If you prefer not to be filmed or photographed, please inform a member of staff on registration so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

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The King's Fund

Cavendish Square

London

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Dr Alex Mermikides is a theatre researcher investigating the intersections between contemporary performance, healthcare and medicine. Her publications include Performance and the Medical Body (2016) and Performance, Medicine and the Human (2020, both Bloomsbury). She runs Chimera, an arts/research network founded with an award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Through this, she creates performances on medical themes, often working in collaboration with healthcare specialists and patients. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, Times Higher Educational Supplement and on This Week (BBC Radio 4). 

Dr Sara Donetto is a social scientist with a background in medicine. She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care at King's College London. Her teaching focuses on qualitative research approaches and on the supervision of doctoral students. Sara's research interests include: pedagogical innovation in healthcare professional education; critical understandings of person- and relationship-centred care; collaborative approaches to the design and delivery of healthcare professional education and practice.

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