How has simulation-based education been utilized to educate nurses and physician about
This scoping review will consider as participants physicians and nurses caring for patients with
cancer in any setting, including primary care, hospitals, home/community care, cancer centres, or any
other clinical settings with inpatient and/or outpatient services for patients with cancer. Additionally,
the focus is on professionals so if the population includes undergraduate students the record will not
be included in this review, however, if the population is graduate or post-graduate/specialization
students and the students already hold a professional degree in nursing or medicine then we are going
to include the report (even if the report of the results are mixed with other populations, e.g., students
or other HCPs).
For this scoping review, the main concept of interest will be simulation-based education. We are
going to consider the use of educational strategies that consists of, or is blended with, a simulation
intervention (including high-fidelity simulation, virtual simulation, virtual games, and recorded
simulation). We will consider simulation as being the representation of a real-life clinical experience
as a model of clinical training to improve healthcare professionals’ practices. However, if the focus
of the study is on simulation modelling, which is the representation of a physical model through a
digital prototype to predict performance, that is not going to be considered in this study as this goes
beyond our topic of interest. Also, if the focus in the use of simulation is only to evaluate skills and
not to teach them, the report will also not going to be considered.
Articles will initially be considered for eligibility if they focus on the use of simulation-based
education to improve the knowledge, skills, and/or practices of nurses and physicians related to the
care for oncologic patients, including cancer prevention, screening, treatment, diagnosis, symptom
management, end of life and cancer survivorship care.