Journal article

Virtual Patients and Nontechnical Skills in Undergraduate Health Professional Education: An Integrative Review

Monica Peddle, Margaret Bearman, Debra Nestel

Clinical Simulation in Nursing | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

Background: Technology enhanced simulation such as virtual patients offer flexible, reproducible, and accessible learning experiences for student to develop nontechnical skills. Method: Integrative review methods were used to synthesize empirical and theoretical literature to provide a comprehensive understanding of virtual patients in curricula relative to nontechnical skills. Results: Twenty-eight articles were included in the review. Results suggest interactions with virtual patients develop communication, teamwork, and decision-making. Additional themes related to transfer of learning to practice, socialization into roles, and authenticity emerged. Conclusions: The educational design of ..

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