Journal of Surgical Simulation 2018; 5: 40 - 42

Published: 17 October 2018


Lecture notes

Special Issue: Reframing simulation

Tamzin Cuming and Roger Kneebone
Corresponding author: Tamzin Cuming, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR, UK. Email:


Engagement is an important element of the work of medical professionals, both with patients and members of the public, and within and between professions allied to medicine. Simulation can be reframed for different applications within medicine and surgery, and also as a tool for engagement. A number of examples are discussed illustrating, for example, how simulation can be stretched wider to engage non-experts in the concepts behind surgery, or how focusing on an essential element of a surgical procedure and presenting this in abstract form using simulation creates an intensifying effect.



simulation; engagement science; textile body

Additional Information

This article is a summary of a presentation given at the 7th Annual Homerton Simulation Conference: Novel thinking and new technology in healthcare and education, Homerton University Hospital, London, UK, on 7 December 2017, and forms part of a special issue devoted to this meeting. It has been accepted for publication after review by the Guest Editor.