Journal article

Power and adolescent simulated patients: A qualitative exploration

Andree Gamble, Debra Nestel, Margaret Bearman

Nurse Education in Practice | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020


Adolescent simulated patients (SPs) work in an environment where complex and dynamic power relationships are at play. These relationships differ to those encountered in clinical practice. Instead of health professionals exerting their power from a foundation resting on knowledge, to a patient consumed with worry, SPs in simulation scenarios often have less worry and more knowledge than the learner. Combined with this, their role in judging and assessing learner performance adds to their power base. Adolescent SPs also experience power from the opposite perspective; where they have power exerted upon them, with limited ability to resist. This research aims to explore power relationships from ..

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