Lying down as a patient: An autoethnographic inquiry of role-play simulation
Publish Date: Saturday, 18 December 2021

Anuradha Chendanda-Ganeshkumar


"Simulations are tools that have been integral part of education. They can be used as teaching-learning tools or also for assessment. Simulations have become an important and essential part of medicine and nursing education (Aebersold & Tschsnnen, 2013) and is an essential tool for training student nurses before facing the real clinical setting. Simulations can be set-up using artificial manikins, simulators and by role-playing. This article focuses on role-playing and its value to the simulation of clinical situations in nurse education. Role-playing is a type of simulation in which role-playing individuals are used for simulation instead of artificial manikins or simulators. The available literature is searched to explore how role-play simulation adds value to nurse education and how educators can be an important part of the process. A literature search is also conducted to find out what other areas of education and training uses this simulation technique. An autoethnographic inquiry of role-playing experience as a patient during a clinical assessment is narrated and correlations are made to the literature. This paper shares the idea that role-play simulation is a simple, yet versatile, tool that can be used across various areas of education and training."


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