Patient Safety: Listening to Family Members

In this compelling discussion a Mother describing her attempts to get medical attention for her jaundiced newborn, and living with delayed diagnosis and treatment for her husband’s cancer. The outcomes in both cases, are tragic, and the Mother seeks to prevent future such errors.This is a great discussion trigger for patient safety and for patient …

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Discussion Triggers: Putting the Patient First

In this 14 minute discussion trigger taken from American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, Dr. Patricia Benner and Dr. Stone address the issues of improving interprofessional collaboration, and recommending early interprofessional education within the health care team. Mutual respect in the context of honoring the patient in the context of Civic Professionalism are discussed. Students …
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Social Justice, Civic Professionalism, and Interprofessional Collaboration

This is a condensed version of the Association of Bioethics and Humanities Plenary Dialogue, September 2014  with Dr. Patricia Benner and Dr. John R. Stone. The discussion addresses the need for more inclusiveness and social justice in the current health care system.  Strategies for addressing this need include focusing on the health of the population, …
A Live Actor Simulation and Debrief

Advanced Directives, and Planning for End-of-Life Discussion

Senior Nursing Students work with Esther, a patient with COPD, who is anxious about her friend with COPD who has just been placed on ventilator assisted breathing, and also anxious about her own disease progression, since she is just home from the hospital. This is a great discussion trigger about working with anxious patients, and …
Student interacts with actor in simulation

Live Improvisational Actor with Freshman Students Conducting a Home Visit to Teach a patient a new Insulin Regimen

Freshman Nursing Students do a home visit in order to instruct the patient and her daughter on a change in insulin routine.  The students encounter aspects of the patient’s usual practices that they did not anticipate.  This video offers realistic problems encountered in patient teaching by novice students.  You may want to compare this early …

Discussion Triggers Starting Point

This collection of videos are great examples of “discussion triggers” which can be used in large classrooms and smaller seminar discussions. We seek to illustrate the pedagogy of planned dialogical conversation that is engaged and connected, that can follow these thought-provoking videos with some advanced coaching from the Teacher.  Faculty can find other discussion triggers …

Dr. John R. Stone and Dr. Benner speaking

Interprofessional Education and Civic Professionalism to Improve Health Care

An Introduction to Classroom Discussion Triggers by Patricia Benner, copyright 1-30-2015 In honor and appreciation for my Mentor in Nursing Education, Dr. Rheba De Tornay, and with encouragement and examples from Dr. Sarah Shannon at University of Washington, I am introducing the Pedagogical Strategy of “Discussion Triggers”, a provocative, often dramatic introduction to a topic …

The Use of Narratives in Research, Practice, and Education

Video LibraryOur comprehensive Educating Nurses video library is available to subscribers only. To become a subscriber click the button below. Join now for full access Patricia Benner describes the historical development of the use of narratives. She explains and illustrates different ways of using first person experience near narrative accounts for research, practice and education.  …