Training the Anesthesiologist Trainer: Enhancing the Quality of Feedback during Human Patient Simulations

Elissa Adame, Ryan S. Bisel, Edward S. Kosik, Julia A. Rygaard

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Abstract

An essential piece of anesthesiologist training is attending resident feedback sessions. Yet, few attending anesthesiologists have formal teaching education and little time to acquire it. In this field experiment, attending physicians were randomly assigned to a control group or to receive 30 minutes of feedback training inspired by Implicit Person Theory (IPT). As such, IPT training encouraged physicians to praise process-oriented learning while discouraging performance-oriented mindsets. Attending physicians then observed residents participate in a human patient simulation (HPS) activity and provided residents with feedback. Content and statistical analyses revealed trained attending physicians praised learning goals and challenged performance goals more often than untrained physicians during feedback sessions. Thus, the training provides a rapid method of enhancing the quality of attending physicians’ training communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)638-643
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Communication
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 12 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Communication

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