The medical pause in simulation training

Joy Yeonjoo Lee

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

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The medical pause, stopping current performance for a short time for additional cognitive activities, can potentially advance patient safety and learning in medicine. Yet, to date, we do not have a theoretical understanding of why pausing skills should be taught as a professional skill, nor empirical evidence of how pausing affects performance and learning. To address this gap, this thesis investigates the effects of pausing in medical training theoretically and empirically. For the empirical investigation, a computer-based simulation was used for the task environment, and eye-tracking and log data to assess performance.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van Merriënboer, Jeroen, Supervisor
  • Jarodzka, H., Supervisor, External person
  • Donkers, Jeroen, Co-Supervisor
Award date8 Jun 2022
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789464582758
Electronic ISBNs9789464582727
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • pausing
  • medical training
  • simulation-based training
  • professional skills

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