New Publication: Johannes Katsarov, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Tobias Eichinger, David Schmocker and Markus Christen published "uMed: Your Choice—Conception of a Digital Game to Enhance Medical Ethics Training"

New Publication: Johannes Katsarov, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Tobias Eichinger,
David Schmocker and Markus Christen published "uMed: Your Choice—Conception of a Digital Game to Enhance Medical Ethics Training"

Abstract
In this contribution, we present the conception of the serious moral game
uMed: Your Choice for the training of medical students’ moral sensitivity and
resoluteness. First, we offer an overview of the moral competences that we aim
to train through the game: an empathic concern for relevant groups; an awareness
of one’s susceptibility to biases and stress, moral schemas and scripts
for automatized sensitivity under time pressure; a sensitivity to attitudes of
moral disengagement; and skills for speaking up about ethical issues. Second,
we present the educational game mechanisms and contents that we have selected
and combined to achieve the desired learning outcomes: playing an intern
at a clinic, learners deal with several cases, in which they have to interact
with patients, patients’ relatives, and co-workers. Their decisions, including
the way they communicate, have immediate as well as delayed consequences,
and players receive constant feedback in terms of three value categories (empathy,
integrity, efficiency). Third, we discuss how we employ the game within
our study program. We close with a discussion of a possible critique of our
design and with an outlook on the further design process.

Dominik Bolliger

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