Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
| Editors: Arthur Tatnall

Digital Simulations in Healthcare Education

  • Jaana-Maija KoivistoEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_108
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Introduction

Patient care requires strong expertise and professional competence. As self-care increases, patients are being admitted to hospitals with increasingly complex problems. It has commonly been reported that as many as 1 in 10 hospitalized patients are harmed while receiving care, and approximately 43 million patient safety incidences occur every year. These cause great human suffering, but their economic impact is also high; for example, medication errors cost an estimated 42 billion USD annually (WHO 2017).

The World Health Organization (2017) has emphasized patient safety as the most important measure of quality of care. Ensuring patient safety is a fundamental ethical requirement for healthcare professionals. One of the greatest challenges facing...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)HämeenlinnaFinland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jari Multisilta
    • 1
  1. 1.Satakunta University of Applied SciencesPoriFinland