Simulated patient methodology : theory, evidence, and practice

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  • Creator edited by Debra Nestel, Margaret Bearman
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2015.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource
  • ISBNs 9781118760956, 1118760956, 9781118760802, 1118760808, 9781118761007, 9781118760673, 1118760670
  • OCLC ocn882553660


  • Simulated Patient Methodology is a timely book, aimed at health professional educators and Simulated Patient (SP) practitioners. It connects theory and evidence with practice to ensure maximum benefit for those involved in SP programmes, in order to inform practice and promote innovation. The book provides a unique, contemporary, global overview of SP practice, for all health sciences educators.Simulated Patient Methodology:Provides a cross-disciplinary overview of the fieldConsiders practical issues such as recruiting and training simulated patients, and the financial planning of SP programmesFeatures case studies, illustrating theory in practice, drawn from across health professions and countries, to ensure relevance to localised contextsWritten by world leaders in the field, this invaluable resource summarises the theoretical and practical basis of all human-based simulation methodologies.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction to simulated patient methodology / Debra Nestel and Margaret Bearman -- Scope of contemporary simulated patient methodology / Debra Nestel, Tracy Morrison and Shane Pritchard -- The content and process of simulated patient-based learning activities -- Jill E. Thistlethwaite and George D. Ridgway -- Communities of practice and simulated patient methodology / Debra Nestel, Jan Joost Rethans and Gayle A. Gliva-McConvey -- Learning theories and simulated patient methodology / Debra Nestel and Margaret Bearman -- The dramatic arts and simulated patient methodology / Cathy M. Smith, Tanya L. Edlington, Richard Lawton and Debra Nestel -- Simulated interaction and authentic interaction : a place for conversation analysis? / Ged M. Murtagh -- Simulated patient methodology and the discourses of health professional education / Nancy L. McNaughton and Brian Hodges -- Preparation : developing scenarios and training for role portrayal / Debra Nestel, Carol Fleishman and Margaret Bearman -- Simulated patients as teachers : the role of feedback / Debra Nestel, Margaret Bearman and Carol Fleishman -- Teaching and learning physical examination skills with simulated patients / Anna K. Vnuk -- Simulated patient methodology and assessment / Cathy M Smith, Carol C. O'Byrne, and Debra Nestel -- Simulated patient program management / Tanya Tierney, Elaine E. Gill, and Pam J. Harvey -- Real patient participation in simulation / Rosamund Snow -- Interprofessional community care : a simulated clinic for healthcare professional learners / Pamela J. Taylor, Mollie Burley and Debra Nestel -- Telephone incognito simulated patients / Jan Joost Rethans and Hay Derkx -- Hybrid simulated patient methodology : managing maternal deterioration / Simon J.R. Cooper and Mary Anne Biro -- Learning intimate examinations : the specialist role of gynaecological teaching associates / Karen M. Reynolds, Jim Parle and Shirin Irani -- Advanced nursing practice in aged care : developing communication and management skills in patients with Alzheimer's disease / Jennifer H. Fisher, Jane H. Kass-Wolff, Ernestine Kotthoff-Burrell and Jean M. Youngwerth -- Skills development in person-centred physiotherapy / Felicity C. Blackstock and Shane Pritchard -- Simulated family and healthcare professionals : consent for organ transplantation / Gayle A. Gliva-McConvey -- The future of simulated patient methodology / Margaret Bearman and Debra Nestel
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