Dr Tulp attends the soft machine: Patient simulators, user involvement and intellectual disability

MCCLIMENS, Alex, LEWIS, Robin and BREWSTER, Jacqui (2012). Dr Tulp attends the soft machine: Patient simulators, user involvement and intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 16 (3), 173-182.

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Abstract

Simulation as a way to teach clinical skills attracts much critical attention. Its benefits, however, might be significantly reduced when the simulation model used relies exclusively on patient simulators. This is particularly true if the intended patient population for students taught is characterized by intellectual disability. Learning to care for people with intellectual disability might be better supplemented when the simulation model used incorporates input from ‘real’ people. If these people themselves have intellectual disabilities then the verisimilitude of the simulation will be higher and the outcomes for learners and potential patients will also be improved.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.1177/1744629512451213
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 14:01
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2012 14:01
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5702

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