Title

Standardized Patients Versus Simulated Patients: Is There a Difference?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsevier

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

RAS ID

12361

Comments

This article was originally published as: Churchouse, C. L., & Mccafferty, C. I. (2011). Standardized Patients Versus Simulated Patients: Is There a Difference?. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 8(8) p e363-465 Original article available here

Abstract

The rapid development of simulation as a modality for education has created some confusion in terms, especially when applied to standardized patients and simulated patients. Some authors report them as being the same, whereas others define them in a different context, causing confusion for facilitators and researchers. The purpose of this article is to offer a discussion and definition of the roles of a standardized patient and a simulated patient and to define the differences between the two genres

DOI

10.1016/j.ecns.2011.04.008

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1016/j.ecns.2011.04.008