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“Coming ready or not” high fidelity human patient simulation in child and adolescent psychiatric nursing education: Diffusion of Innovation


McGarry, D and Cashin, A and Fowler, C, 'Coming ready or not' high fidelity human patient simulation in child and adolescent psychiatric nursing education: Diffusion of Innovation, Nurse Education Today, 31, (7) pp. 655-659. ISSN 0260-6917 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2011.01.002


This paper is the first to address high fidelity human patient simulation (HFHPS) as a technique to prepare pre-registration nursing students for practice in child and adolescent psychiatric nursing (CAPN). By examining the published literature in a systematic review, no evidence was located that discussed the application of this innovative mannequin-based educational technique for this population. Indeed, mental health nursing preparation generally had minimal literature addressing the adoption of HFHPS. Rogers' (2003) model of the "Diffusion of Innovation" was applied as a lens to explain this observation. His model fitted this observed pattern well and provided a range of explanatory paradigms. It was limited, however, in its predictive ability to suggest when and under what conditions HFHPS might be expected to be adopted by nursing preparation programmes for CAPN. At the conclusion to this examination, the absence of a conversation evident in the mental health or CAPN literature on the preparation of pre-registration nursing students using this educational technique is striking. The potential of this approach to be combined in new ways to better prepare nursing students for the challenges of practice in mental health or CAPN needs extensive examination.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:High fidelity simulation, child and adolescent psychiatric nursing, diffusion of innovation, adoption of new technology
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Mental health nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:McGarry, D (Ms Denise McGarry)
ID Code:128350
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2018-09-14
Last Modified:2018-10-09

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