Journal article

Values and value in simulated participant methodology: A global perspective on contemporary practices

D Nestel, N McNaughton, C Smith, C Schlegel, T Tierney

Medical Teacher | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018


This article has been written for the 40th year of the publication of Medical Teacher. While we celebrate the contribution of simulated participants (SPs) to health professions education through values and value-based learning, we also offer critical reflection on elements of our practice, commencing with language. We argue for the use of the term simulated rather than standardized and acknowledge the dominant role of the SP as patient and the origins of the methodology. These shifts in terms and their implications in practice reflect changes in the conceptualization of SP-based methodology. Recently published standards for those who work with SPs (SP practitioners) are noted as an important..

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University of Melbourne Researchers