Using simulation to enhance learning
The purpose of this research was the development of a Conceptual Framework for Simulation in Healthcare Education (CFSHE). A social constructivist perspective guided the study. It entailed the identification of the current number of conceptual frameworks and theoretical models cited in the literature which inform and guide simulation interventions; and identified whether those conceptual frameworks and theoretical models actually guided the design, delivery and evaluation of simulation interventions. Through evaluation research and the utilisation of a modified Delphi technique, the development of a CFSHE that will inform and guide the design, delivery and evaluation of future simulation interventions has been developed.