Simulation training - pilot: Psychiatry higher trainees’ mental health tribunal report writing, oral presentation and cross-examination by tribunal panel

Adekunte, O., Owen, B. and Burrell, Carole (2016) Simulation training - pilot: Psychiatry higher trainees’ mental health tribunal report writing, oral presentation and cross-examination by tribunal panel. European Psychiatry, 33. S434. ISSN 0924-9338

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2016.01.1573

Abstract

Introduction: Simulation provides a non-judgemental environment where trainees learn skills without compromising patients’safety or dignity. It also provides safe environment where anxiety-provoking, real-life clinical situations can be recreated and repeatedly practiced. Mental health review tribunal is an anxiety provoking experience for higher trainees and use of simulation can alleviate this anxiety.

Aims: To develop trainees’ skills in writing of tribunal reports and giving oral evidence using simulation technique (ST).

Objective: To facilitate trainees’ familiarisation with the process of Mental Health tribunal and improve their skills in completing report and giving oral evidence using ST.

Methods: There are 2 sessions: one half-day session of interactive teaching providing fundamental details on essential elements of the tribunal process, duties and report. This is followed by 4-weeks gap to allow participants to prepare and submit anonymised patients’ reports to the panel. Finally, a second full day of presentation and cross-examination by (real) tribunal panel with 25-minutes of formative feedback.

Results: Six trainees participated in the pilot: A high percentage of participants strongly agreed or agreed that ST is an effective learning experience for tribunal report writing and cross-examination by the panel. Similar proportion agreed that ST helped to facilitate familiarisation with the tribunal process and that it is a satisfactory teaching method. Finally, all participants agreed that ST helped to achieve personal objectives for attending the seminar.

Conclusions: Simulation in psychiatry is becoming an effective learning experience. The outcome of this pilot on report writing and cross-examination by tribunal panels how its increasing effectiveness and relevance in psychiatry.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
M100 Law by area
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Carole Burrell
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 09:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29224

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