Importance & Challenges of Debriefing

Thu, 2013-04-11 14:20 -- Tim Willett

A good debrief should be set in a safe and positive environment where the facilitator allows the learners to reflect on their areas of improvement in their knowledge, behaviours, and actions. 

Debriefing is an incredibly valuable learning component of simulation, but can also be challenging. A good debrief should be set in a safe and positive environment where the facilitator allows the learners to reflect on their areas of improvement in their knowledge, behaviours and actions. The goal at the end of a simulation session is to have the learners excited, empowered, and have a clearer understanding of what they need to improve upon (Author: Sharon Switzer-McIntyre. Co-author: Lindsay Beavers).

Comments

Submitted by CAE Healthcare on

Could not agree more. In fact, we believe that true learning actually takes place during the post-simulation debrief, when learners and facilitators have opportunity to reflect, review and understand the actions taken during the simulation. 

We are grateful that you, too, see its vital necessity.