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Sequential simulation model development

Sequential simulation model development

Weldon, Sharon Marie ORCID: 0000-0001-5487-5265 (2018) Sequential simulation model development. In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods. SAGE Publications, p. 57. ISSN 1609-4069 (Online) (doi:

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Sequential simulation (SqS) is a physical form of simulation that recreates care pathway trajectories rather than single episodes of care. Current physical simulation in health care focuses on specific tasks or particular teams and settings. However, the patient perspective is a journey through the care system and not an isolated component. To date, SqS has been used for a range of applications, including training multidisciplinary teams on end-of-life care, developing integrated care approaches, quality improvement projects, designing new models of care, evaluating new interventions, and improving care of the deteriorating patient in an acute setting, to name but a few. Many applications are possible, and therefore the design process can be lengthy and complex. This article outlines an approach the author took over a 3-year period to generate a usable SqS model through empirical and theoretical data. The model draws on process, observational, survey, and evaluative data to generate an understanding of the key components that constitute the design process of an SqS. This approach resulted in an empirically and theoretically driven model that can be used and refined by others in the field of health-care simulation.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: International Journal of Qualitative Methods
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2018. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License ( which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simulation; Sequential Simulation; Model development; Mixed methods
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Health Sciences (HEA)
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Health & Society Research Group
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2021 13:08

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