It is time to consider cultural differences in debriefing

Hyun Soo Chung, Peter Dieckmann, Saul Barry Issenberg

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Debriefing plays a critical role in facilitated reflection of simulation after the experiential component of simulation-based learning. The concept of framing and reflective learning in a debriefing session has emanated primarily from Western cultures. However, non-Western cultures have significant characteristics that manifest themselves in teaching and learning practices substantially different from Western cultures.We need to consider howto balance standardization in debriefingwith a culturesensitive interpretation of simulation-based learning so that learners receive the maximum benefit from debriefing sessions. Our goal was to raise awareness of cultural differences and stimulate work to make progress in this regard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-170
Number of pages5
JournalSimulation in Healthcare
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2013


  • Culture
  • Debriefing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Epidemiology
  • Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Medicine(all)


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