The study on cognitive flow in surgery received the Best Poster Award at the CSCI-CITAC Young Investigators Forum in Toronto.
McQueen, S., McParland, A., Hammond Mobilio, M. & Moulton, C.A. More than cognition: The experience of cognitive flow in surgery. CSCI-CITAC Young Investigators Forum. Toronto (Virtual), ON, Nov 12th, 2020. (Poster).
Congrats Sydney and Aidan!
The Richard K. Reznick Wilson Centre Virtual Research Week 2020 took place October 28-30th. Unlike our usual foray to The Estates at Sunnybrook, we gathered online over three days. The program was stellar as usual and we would like to thank the research day committee for putting together such a well-organized and engaging experience.
This year, we had the opportunity to present three of the lab’s latest work:
Podium Session 1: Old spaces, New Views.
Safe is as safe does: A study of the SSC using a Safety II approach. Melanie Hammond Mobilio, Sydney McQueen, Elise Paradis & Carol-anne Moulton
Podium Session 2: Aiming for Excellence.
Aim for the peak: A scoping Review of Cognitive Flow in Clinical Practice. Stephanie Jiang, Sydney McQueen, Aidan McParland, Melanie Hammond Mobilio & Carol-anne Moulton
Understanding Surgeons’ Experience of Flow. Sydney McQueen, Aidan McParland, Melanie Hammond Mobilio & Carol-anne Moulton
Sydney received the Outstanding Research Paper, Richard Reznick Award for:
McQueen, S., Mobilio, M. H., & Moulton, C. A. (2020). Fractured in surgery: Understanding stress as a holistic and subjective surgeon experience. American journal of surgery, S0002-9610(20)30212-9. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.04.008
New research publication in The American Journal of Surgery [ePub ahead of print]
Struggles with autonomy: Exploring the dual identities of surgeons and learners in the operating room.
Hammond Mobilio M, Brydges R, Patel P, Glatt D, Moulton CE.
Pubmed | DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.12.010
Our recent publication, was featured in The Varsity, University of Toronto’s Student Newspaper. The article included an interview with Sydney, one of the co-authors on the paper.
“I think, more and more, we’re really looking at the surgeon as this holistic person, and what really needs to go into that to be that expert-level performer”
Why you want your surgeon to practice mindfulness: U of T lab investigates new ways to train surgeons for the operating table, by Sarah Kronenfeld
The lab attended the Association for Surgical Education‘s annual conference in Chicago April 25-27th, presenting four of our latest research projects and initiatives.
The TransfORmation Project: Working together to improve intraoperative safety culture.
Podium Session: Resident Training
Pulled from the Passenger Seat: Resident Engagement in the OR
‘Thinking Out of the Box’ Session
Pre-Operative Planning Modules – A Novel Approach to Teaching and Learning in Surgery
SOS! Calling Attention to the States of Stress in Surgery.
Thank you to the ASE for the opportunity to share our work and connect with colleagues in the field.
Photo credits: Ralf
Melanie Hammond Mobilio will be speaking at an upcoming DesignTalks at Healthcare Human Factors on Thursday March 21st.
This will be an insightful look into healthcare and medical education research from the experiences of a medical anthropologist. Check out the event info below for more info.
Where should I park my canoe? The anthropologist in healthcare and education research
The surgical safety checklist as myth and ceremony
We presented our latest research with Elise Paradis looking at the Surgical Safety Checklist at the Wilson Centre research rounds. The talk summarized some of the results and data, examining the findings using neo-institutional theory.
Recognizing impression management as an expectation in surgical culture, this study looked at how surgical residents portray an image of confidence and competence. We examine the strategies, motivations, and consequences of impression management in surgical training.
Fake It ‘Til You Make It: Pressures to Measure Up in Surgical Training.
Patel P, Martimianakis MA, Zilbert NR, Mui C, Mobilio MH, Kitto S, Moulton CA.
Acad Med. 2017 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print].
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The lab was recently awarded a project grant from The Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation to pursue a 2-year research study titled, The Tools and the Trade: an ethnographic study of checklist policy and performance, and implications for patient safety.
We are excited to partner on the project with Dr. Elise Paradis, the Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Healthcare Practice and scientist at The Wilson Centre.
Taking a Chance or Playing It Safe: Reframing Risk Assessment Within the Surgeon’s Comfort Zone.
The purpose of this study was to explore how risk is perceived and experienced by the surgeon and how risk is actively managed in individual practice.
Ann Surg. 2015 Aug;262(2):253-9
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