Enhancing Student Engagement and Critical Thinking during Hospital Orientation for Level 1 CPE Students

Alexander Tartaglia, Diane Dodd-McCue, Ben Horrocks, Ken Faulkner
2009 Chaplaincy Today  
Hospital orientation for Level 1 CPE unit is challenging due to the volume of information and the requirement to comply with hospital and regulatory policies. In contrast with the case based, experiential focus of CPE, hospital orientation is content-driven. This pilot project revised hospital orientation to align it with the action-reflection method using video scenarios. Effectiveness was evaluated by assessing student knowledge as well as student and faculty perceptions of the delivery
more » ... the delivery method. Pre-test and posttest results found improved student knowledge in each of four areas studied. Students found the scenarios enhanced critical thinking but were more neutral in recommending them over other methodologies. In contrast, faculty and residents strongly recommended scenarios rather than contentonly orientation methods.
doi:10.1080/10999183.2009.10767366 fatcat:hzq7slciy5fmjnb6sjv73qwztu