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Is high fidelity human patient (mannequin) simulation, simulation of learning?


McGarry, D and Cashin, A and Fowler, C, Is high fidelity human patient (mannequin) simulation, simulation of learning?, Nurse Education Today, 34, (8) pp. 1138-1142. ISSN 0260-6917 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2014.04.014


This paper explores the application of evaluation of high fidelity human patient (mannequin) simulation emerging in nursing education. The ramifications for use in mental health nursing are examined. A question is posed: Is high fidelity human patient (mannequin) simulation limited to being a "simulation of learning"? Explicit research that traces learning outcomes from mannequin, to clinical practice and hence consumer outcomes, is absent in mental health. Piecing together research from psychology addressing cognitive load theory and considering the capacity for learners to imitate desired behaviour without experiencing deep learning, the possibility is real that simulation of learning is the outcome of high fidelity human patient (mannequin) simulation applications to mental health nursing.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Human Patient (Mannequin) Simulation, Nursing students, education, learning outcomes, transfer of knowledge
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:McGarry, D (Ms Denise McGarry)
ID Code:128352
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2018-09-14
Last Modified:2018-10-15

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