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How Stuff Works
In December 2014, ASPE was approached by Julia Layton, a writer for the educational website How Stuff Works. She was working on an article about Standardized Patients. While she had already collected a substantial amount of factual material, she approached ASPE hoping to obtain personal insight, anecdotes and opinions from those working in the field. The writer asked those who volunteered to answer questions related to various topics, such as the utilization of standardized patients, recruitment process, training practices, examinations and medical students' interactions with SPs. She also encouraged them to share unique stories about their occupation. As you will see in the article, several institutions and ASPE members responded including our current ASPE President Karen Lewis, from George Washington University, and ASPE Publications Chair Valerie Fulmer, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. As our industry grows, articles such as this are a great resource to share with those interested in the important work of SP methodology.
Educational Resources Committee Report
By Connie Coralli , Emory University
The Educational Resources Committee Report (ERC) has three areas of focus: the virtual library, webinars and the ASPE bookstore. Currently the Virtual Library subcommittee, composed of Temple West, Patty Bell and myself, is working to fill up the virtual library with content for members to share! We'd like to have a wealth of resources filling the library by the time we get to Denver for the June ASPE conference.
Mark your calendar for the ASPE 14th Annual Conference
ASPE's 14th Annual Conference will be June 14-15 at the Denver Marriott City Center in Denver. Registration opens in mid-March.
Sunday, June 14
The Essential Role of Simulated(Standardized) Patients in Simulation-Based Clinical Education
Monday, June 15
Anne Marie Madziak
Re-Imagining Leadership as Everybody's Business
Swiss Conference on Standardized Patients and Simulation in Health Care
SPSIM was delighted to welcome many ASPE members to Bern, Switzerland in September 2014 for the Swiss Conference on Standardized Patients and Simulation in Health Care. The event was a great success.
ASPE members in attendance were Rachel Yudkowsky, Jan-Joost Rethans, Henrike Holzer, Claudia Schlegel, Carine Layat-Burn, Deb Nestel, Karen Lewis, Diane Ferguson and Tamara Owens. These ASPE members also conducted presentations during the conference and a preconference workshop.
Rachel Yudkowsky, Jan-Joost Rethans and Henrike Holzer were keynote speakers.
Click "Read More" to view a report from the SP Sim Conference. Photos and other information are also available online on the SPSIM website.
Recruiting today takes social skills
Not only can social media offer the most complete picture of a candidate, but it's also the vehicle of communication that comes most naturally to most job candidates. As candidate expectations change and social technologies expand, the rules of recruiting are being redefined.
Survey: Patient engagement continues to face challenges
By Scott E. Rupp
In the true age of patient engagement — a topic much talked about the last two years, but one now seemingly having gained real traction — providers continue to admit that they are having trouble with meeting the mandates established for them by meaningful use stage 2 requirements. The challenges they face with engaging patients, of course, means they also run the risk of pushing away patients if they fail to meet consumers on their terms. This is a fairly standard industry sentiment and one of the primary takeaways from a recent nationwide survey.
Looking to get published this year?
In an effort to enhance the overall content of ASPE eNews, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of ASPE, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field! Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
Texas Tech utilizes simulation center to teach students
The Daily Toreador
Over the past 20 years, simulation has been become an increasingly important part of health science education, especially at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. In 2010, HSC opened the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center, a 25,000-square-foot simulation center — the largest simulation center in Texas.
6 questions every doctor should be asking patients
End-of-life care for sick patients is garnering more attention from hospitals and health systems because of its impact on costs. Now leaders need to invest in training physicians to talk to patients about their concerns and wishes.
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5 ways to avoid employee turnover
Finding qualified candidates to work at your company can sometimes be difficult. Whether you're large enough to need an HR department or not, the process of sifting through resumes and interviewing is never as easy as it seems. If you ever make a quick and painless hire, and that person ends up being a great fit for your team — congratulations. You're doing something right. However, as we all know, that's not always the case.
How to prioritize patient-centeredness
Becker's Hospital Review
Patient-centered care isn't just a trendy buzzword for nonprofit advocacy and membership organization Planetree; it's the organization's entire philosophy. Planetree President Susan Frampton discussed her philosophy of patient-centeredness, how far the healthcare industry has progressed regarding that mission and how it can progress even further.
25 ways to lead, inspire and motivate your team to greatness
You are only as good as your team. It is your job as a leader to set the bar, inspire and motivate your team to reach greatness. Sitting back and focusing only on your personal goals will not benefit your team or help your brand grow. Here are 25 ways to steer your team to greatness.
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