Time: Apr 22 4:00 PM
MSMC Nursing students work with simulation dummy in lab.

Please join us on Thursday, April 22, at 4 p.m. for the final iROC seminar of the year!  Dr. Anne-Marie Uebbing, Associate Professor of Nursing, will present Kindness : Teaching Empathy & Knowledge through Human Simulation.

Empathy is an essential component of patient care. It is generally understood that empathy is embedded in clinical training to support a rapport with patients. It melds health provider-patient trust and reassurance. Human simulation as enacted by a scripted patient in an educational resource laboratory is a powerful tool to assess emotional-cognitive awareness and clinical knowledge to support empathy.  It also fosters student self-confidence when discussing clinical findings with patients. In her presentation, Dr. Uebbing will share standardized patient clinical simulation models that she observed at centers of clinical excellence in Canada and the United States during her 2019 sabbatical. She will also discuss ways in which her observations can be applied to nursing clinical education. 

This talk is a compilation of observations made while attending simulation labs at the Center for Clinical Education and Research - IMPACT Practice Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at McGill University in Montreal.  Dr. Uebbing’s sabbatical efforts were intended to support the design and development of a standardized patient simulation lab.  

Anne-Marie Uebbing is a member of the graduate faculty at the MSMC School of Nursing and specializes in preparing adult-gerontology and family nurse practitioner students for clinical practice.  She holds a BS degree in nursing from Columbia University and a BA in medical anthropology from SUNY Purchase.  Her graduate degrees include a master of science in nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice, both from Pace University.  She is also a registered nurse.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Uebbing is a practicing family nurse practitioner. Her areas of interest include wireless technology for patient-centered chronic disease management though avatar-based digital devices. She is also a participating fellow at the Center on Aging at the New York Academy of Medicine, working to develop innovative strategies for ensuring that elder persons have access to clinical care.