Debriefing is considered by many as a difficult task. Learning to perform debriefings in a goal-oriented fashion is also often easier said than done. The “Debriefing Olympics” are a concept to address this challenges and to complement other approaches like faculty development programs. Workshop participants observe two or three debriefers with different styles, who debrief role players. The role players portray the role of persons seen in a video of a simulation scenario. The debriefers get feedback by the judges and the debriefed persons. A discussion among the debriefers, debriefed persons, judges, and the audience concludes the session. The aim is to reflect upon different debriefing styles and to integrate others’ ideas into once one practice. (Dieckmann, 2012)
The video provided is from the original Debriefing Olympics1 session conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) in Granada, June 2011. Debriefers were David Gaba, Dan Raemer, and Sigrun Anna Qvindesland.