Use of actors as standardized psychiatric patients facilitating success in simulation experiences

Academic Article


  • Using actors in simulation provides opportunities for immersive, interactive, and reflective experiences to improve health care professionals' clinical expertise and practice. These experiences facilitate the development of enhanced critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills without risks to patients. This article discusses how to integrate actors and students into simulated experiences. Examples are provided using mental health simulations with actors as standardized psychiatric patients. © SLACK Incorporated.
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    Author List

  • Keltner NL; Grant JS; Mclernon D
  • Start Page

  • 34
  • End Page

  • 40
  • Volume

  • 49
  • Issue

  • 5