Code of Ethics

Healthcare Simulationist Code of Ethics


The Healthcare Simulationist Code of Ethics has been formulated by a global working group to support the quality and ethical practice of healthcare simulation around the world (Press Release Here). 

There are six aspirational values that are described in the Code of Ethics:

Mutual Respect
Results Orientation

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Implementing the Healthcare Simulationist Code of Ethics

  1. Why is a professional code important?
  2. How does an organization adopt the code
  3. How does an organization annotate the code?
  4. How can an organization translate the code?



Adopting Organizations

The following healthcare simulation associations have formally adopted the Healthcare Simulationist Code of Ethics.  

   Asociación de Simuloeducadores de Puerto Rico Sasim Nuevo



Adopting Institutions

The following institutions/simulation programs have formally adopted the Healthcare Simulationist Code of Ethics

Chengdu Intergated TCM2019 08 13 TECHS Logo Final horizontal color NYSIM Logo CUNY GSOM Dec 2020           University of Delaware - College of Health Sciences Riverside Simulation Training Lab  UK - College of Nursing   Atrium Health   Lansing Community College  DePaul School of NursingItgan Brookline CollegeEagle Gate CollegeUnitek LearningProvo CollegeUnitek College Austin Community CollegeSouth Dakota State University - College of NursingFran and Earl Ziegler - College of Nursing  University of St. Thomas Center for SimulationLift Simulation CenterOHSUPikes Peak State CollegeD’Youville Simulation Advisory Council Simulation Clinical Educator for CentraCare TMG88 Simulation Center UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovations (UTA CONHI) Staffordshire University, School of Health, Science and Wellbeing The University of Rhode Island College of NursingMichigan Health Nabholz Center for Healthcare Simulation-Integrated Health Sciences RISE PCOM UCONN School of Nursing Clinical Simulation Learning Center at the University of Mary Hardin-BaylorATENAS College Regis University BAMC Simulation Center University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing Northeast Georgia Health System  Center for Simulation and Innovation Marquette University College of Nursing’s Simulation Program University of Detroit Mercy Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust CSU - Bakerfsield Department of Nursing Lewis Clark State College  The University of Tennessee Knoxville - College of Nursing Fairfield Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies The King’s Academy for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus Grand Canyon University



Contributing Authors

Thank you to all the contributing authors who have dedicated time and expertise to developing and producing the Healthcare Simulationist Code of Ethics.

Christine Park
Timothy Murphy

Zalim Balkizov
Thomaz Bittencourt Couto
Pin-Tarng Chen
John Dean
Sharon Decker
Parvati Dev
Dayna Downing
Kris Thomas Dreifuerst
Eliana Escudero Zúñiga

Valerie Fulmer
Grace Gephardt
Leslie Graham
David Grant
Edgar Israel Herrera Bastida
Leslie Hurst
Sabrina Koh
Hani Lababidi
Esther León Castelao


William Lewandowski
Jennifer McCarthy
Elaine Meyer
Geoffrey Miller
Stefan Monk
Debra Nestel
Fadekemi Oginni
Gen Ouchi
Edwin Ozawa

Gina Peña Pavez
Leona Robertson
Ismail Saiboon
Paola Santalucia
Dawn Schocken
Laura Shen
Elizabeth Sinz
Gulcihan Ulufer Sivrikaya
Cathy Smith

Mary Kay Smith
Andrew Spain
Catherine Strayhorn
Elena Tragni
Isabelle Van Herzeele
Robin Wootten


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