Learning ecosystems for health professionals in the hospital environment

Publication TypeBook Chapter
Año de publicación2020
AuthorsFernández-Martínez, ME, García-Holgado, A, Rodríguez-Conde, MJ
Título de LibroProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM 2020) (Salamanca, Spain, October 21-23, 2020)
CityNew York, NY, USA

The education and training of health professionals are fundamental for the assistance to citizens and achieving from health systems the efficiency and equity that the population needs. This training is carried out from different fronts, models, actors, means, etc., offering a very complex map. In general, the teacher of the training aimed at health professionals is the health professional himself, since it is assumed that professional experience is a prognostic factor of the quality of the results. The complexity of training for healthcare professionals is intensified by introducing virtual and/or blended training, increased by the influence that the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic is having. In general, the training of healthcare professionals is usually supported by companies or organisations, which either create and develop the courses on an ad hoc basis (a specific course) or more broadly (supporting an annual plan). Bearing in mind that it is the health professionals who act as teachers and the intensification of virtual environments, it is reasonable to consider, as a first step, whether they have the digital teaching skills as to face the realisation (with all that it implies) of activities through virtual training to propose. In a second step, a training model that trains the health professional as a competent digital teacher. These two approaches are part of the objectives of the doctoral thesis "Incorporation of learning ecosystems by and for health professionals in the hospital environment"

Título TraducidoEcosistemas de aprendizaje para profesionales de la salud en el ámbio hospitalario