Journal article

It's the ultimate observer role..you're feeling and seeing what's happening to you': Students' experiences of peer simulation

SA Pritchard, N Dalwood, JL Keating, D Nestel, M Te, F Blackstock

BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning | Published : 2020

Abstract

IntroductionSimulation-based education (SBE) benefits learners, but multiple barriers limit curriculum integration. Peer simulation, where students are formally educated to portray patient roles in simulated interactions with their peers, might maintain the educational benefits of SBE, be cost-effective, and enable additional learning. Our research question was: ‘What are the perspectives and experiences of physiotherapy students who participated in peer simulation?’.MethodsSecond-year physiotherapy students (n=16) participated in a blended peer simulation programme that included preparation for patient role portrayal and simulated clinical interactions with peers. Using an interpretivist ap..

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