Effectiveness of live simulation of patients with intellectual disabilities

O'Boyle-Duggan, M. and Grech, J.D. and Brandt, R. (2012) Effectiveness of live simulation of patients with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Nursing Education, 51 (6). pp. 334-342. ISSN 01484834 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This study investigated the use of live simulation using simulated patients portraying people with intellectual disabilities. The study sample consisted of 173 health students. Using the simulation framework of Jeffries, students worked in groups of three; each student participated in at least one interaction with a simulated patient while the facilitator and other students in the group provided peer reflections. Students were given a specific task to complete with the patient simulator (e.g., obtaining a blood pressure reading). Student self-confidence and satisfaction with the simulation was measured using a questionnaire followed by students'personal reflections and focus group feedback. Results indicate that students highly valued the simulation and thought it positively influenced direct care to patients with learning disabilities. © SLACK Incorporated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult, article, attitude, health care quality, human, human relation, information processing, intellectual impairment, methodology, middle aged, nurse patient relationship, nursing, nursing education, teaching, United Kingdom, vocational education, Adult, Attitude, Education, Nursing, Education, Professional, England, Focus Groups, Humans, Intellectual Disability, Middle Aged, Nurse-Patient Relations, Patient Simulation, Professional-Patient Relations, Program Evaluation
Subjects: B700 Nursing
X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 09:03
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 09:03
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2262

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