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The theatre of high-fidelity simulation education

Roberts, D and Greene, L 2011, 'The theatre of high-fidelity simulation education' , Nurse Education Today, 31 (7) , pp. 694-698.

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High-fidelity simulation is a useful mechanism to aid progression, development and skill acquisition in nurse education. However, nurse lecturers are daunted by sophisticated simulation technology. This paper presents a new method of introducing human patient simulation to students and educators, whilst seeking to demystify the roles, responsibilities and underpinning pedagogy. The analogy of simulation as theatre outlines the concepts of the theatre and stage (simulation laboratory); the play itself (Simulated Clinical Experience, SCE); the actors (nursing students); audience (peer review panel); director (session facilitator); and the production team (technical coordinators). Performing in front of people in a safe environment, repeated practice and taking on a new role teaches students to act, think and be like a nurse. This in turn supports student learning and enhances self confidence.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Education Today
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0260-6917
Depositing User: D Roberts
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 12:02
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:17

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